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
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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
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