Ardor: Venere Bent Billiard Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-004-3281
A rather special rendition of the bent Billiard from Italian workshop Ardor, this pipe is a member of their seldom-seen Venere series, comprising pipes with excellent shaping and grain. The stem here is a demurely curved saddle of stylish grey and black acrylic whose base takes on a dynamic rearward slant. It's been paired to a gently flaring, smartly upturned shank that ebbs out of a wide transition which leaves plenty of room to drape a thumb. Up front, the bowl takes on an active forward cant that's balanced by the stem base's slant in the opposite direction, its walls sitting atop a sweeping heel and taking on a gentle taper to the rim from a low-set waistline. This bowl additionally features plenty of plump curvature about its build which lends it a comfortable feel in hand, its compressed flanks affording it a svelte footprint and lending it a light weight. The Venere finish that dresses this piece coats the stummel in a glossy, natural stain that unveils dense streaks of flame grain on the right flank, with the fiery grain growing into birdseye on the left.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.41 in./137.41 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy