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

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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
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