Lv Zelong: Partially Sandblasted Bent Dublin with Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-919-1479

Lv Zelong combines his experience learning from renowned Chinese artisans such as Ping Zhan and Lan Zhenjun with Danish shaping cues to create a style all his own, one defined by elegant shaping, stunning grain patterning, and deft engineering. An expressive, dynamic piece, Lv Zelong puts his strengths as a pipe maker on full display in this elegant bent Dublin rendition. A hearty bowl is positioned upfront, its thick, insulating walls flaring broadly from the sweeping heel toward the plateau-kissed rim, whose undulating form imbues this piece with a playful character. From a broad transition, the shank sweeps backward and curls up toward an expansive, flaring mount of genuine horn, showcasing the artisan's excellent accenting work. Joined to the mount is a demurely downturned saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite, which pairs with the shank's upward curve to form a comfortable smoking posture. The stummel's warm, rich palette delightfully contrasts the horn's more reserved tones, with the stummel dressed in a crisp, contrast-stained sandblast that defines lively flame grain around the bowl as whorls of birdseye circle the smooth rim, this striking display owed to Lv Zelong's exquisite finishing work.

- Joshua Carroll
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.60 in./142.24 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.03 in./51.56 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: China
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