Ardor: Urano Billiard

Product Number: 002-004-2671

Traditionally, Italian pipemakers have prioritized a more dramatic style compared to classic English and French makers, rendering shape chart standards in bold, exaggerated proportions and shaping cues. This Billiard from Ardor is one such example — the shank noticeably elongated, like a Liverpool's, and the bowl quite tall. In this rendition, the slender bowl rises above a firm, pointed heel, not unlike the signature aesthetic of Becker, another Italian carver. While the shaping is stylized and creatively distinct, the finish remains on the more reserved side for Ardor, the Urano rustication offering an intriguing texture and dressed in a crimson-tinged stain. Also of note, this piece sits sturdily upright thanks to the underside's panel which helps inform the protruding heel at the fore.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.31 in./160.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.34 oz./38.10 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.18 in./55.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.31 in./33.27 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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