Lan Zhenjun: Smooth Asymmetric Volcano Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-749-0009
Had I only seen this design by Lan as a photo shot in profile, I would have thought it simply a Danish-influenced, low-slung and broad sort of Volcano. A lovely one, yes, but still that's what I would have guessed. Handling it in person, however, makes it clear there's a lot more going on, as Lan very much ran with an active, lively asymmetry shaping this briar — of the sort that would be on the dramatic end even in a Tokutomi-made Blowfish. Along with the strong swimming-motion curve that runs from bowl to stem bit, Lan also worked in a complementing and equally active roll to the form of the bowl, giving the shape as a whole a natural gesture of changing direction as well as moving forward under its own power.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.71 in./119.63 mm.
- Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Volcano
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: China