Ardor: Urano Bent Apple Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-004-3443
Though the Ardor pipes workshop was founded in 1974 by father-son team Angelo and Dorelio Rovera, the pipe making history of the family stretches back to 1911, with the founding of Sociedade Rovera in Varese, Italy. It was at here that Angelo began to carve pipes alongside his father and uncles, starting at the age of 13 in 1958, Ardor's debut into the pipe world marked by a high-standard of craftsmanship that's remained consistent for nearly five decades. Though Angelo passed away in 1999, Ardor is now run by Dorelio, alongside both Damiano and Dimitri, the next generation of Roveras. Ardor's pipes are often typified by their strikingly neoclassical proportions, with each piece offering greatly enhanced substance about the bowl and a reassuring presence in hand.. The rotund bowl on this bent Apple is dramatically enlarged, offering plenty of briar to wrap your fingers around, and the chamber is equally as generous. The full bend makes clenching more feasible, but this is still a pipe that you'll most likely be found holding — especially since it wears the sublimely textured Urano rustication. Said rustication is here paired to a dark, inky stain and jet-black acrylic stem, making for a serious, understated presentation.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.82 in./122.43 mm.
- Weight: 3.02 oz./85.73 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.34 in./59.44 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy