Ardor Urano Big 2021 Partially Rusticated Bulldog Estate Briar Pipe, Italian Estates [SOLD]

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Like many Italian workshop brands, Ardor pipes are a family affair. The name itself is an acronym of Angelo Rovera and Dorelio Rovera, father and son pipe-makers who created the brand in 1972. The Rovera family’s history with pipes goes back much further, however, as Angelo’s own father, Francesco, had previously established the Sociedade Rovera pipe company with his brothers in 1911. All Ardor pipes are completely hand-made from briar that has been seasoned for at least 4-5 years, and the brand is noteworthy for its playful and innovative approaches to design. As a result, Ardor pipes are both quintessentially Italian, while also being somewhat different, having a style that is wholly their own.

Squat bulldog shapes have been around since the mid-20th century, though this is not to say that everyone makes theirs the same way. Dunhill’s is not the same as Tom Eltang’s; Tom Eltang’s is not the same as Michael Parks’. And neither is the same as this one. While a great width is characteristic of the basic form, this Ardor squat bulldog is even wider than most. In addition to being singularly assertive in form, the pipe also has a wider chamber is typical, guaranteeing that it will smoke ribbon cuts and mixtures like a dream.

The condition is excellent. The pipe has been smoked, but a handful of times at most. It also comes, via our trade-in program, with its original box and sleeve.



Length: 6.5″ / 165.1mm

Bowl Width: 0.95 / 24.13mm

Bowl Depth: 1.51″ / 38.35mm

Weight: 3.8oz / 110g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used