Lv Zelong: Smooth Bent Billiard with Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-919-1480

With over a decade of pipe-making experience to his name, Lv Zelong honed his craft under the guidance of respected artisans Ping Zhan and Lan Zhenjun, and today his work is well regarded for its artful shaping, tasteful accent work, and reliable engineering. Much of Zelong's portfolio draws inspiration from iconic Danish artisans merged with the Chinese carver's own creativity and aesthetic vision — all supported by his sterling craftsmanship and remarkable finishes.

A unique interpretation of the classic bent Billiard, this rendition from Zelong maintains the form's staple features but with some added flourish. The bowl is rather traditionally shaped, but the rim's fore curls into a noticeable lip, informed by the briar's grain as it curls forward across the bowl. It's a tasteful aesthetic cue, following the briar's grain to influence the pipe's shape, and the shank is extended by a generous section of horn for added color contrast and intrigue. Lastly, Zelong shaped the stem base with a wavy disposition to match the bowl's lipped rim and create a singular and striking interpretation of an otherwise classic and timeless design.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.55 in./140.97 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: China
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