One of the finest works of art we've ever seen from Luigi Viprati, this Collection pipe leaves a lot to discover. The Bent Brandy shape has a cauldron aesthetic with a second to none in hand feel. The bowl rim is a smooth natural finish, surrounded by a finely grained, smoothed over rustication that drops down to the bowl. The mid-bowl is covered in Birds Eye graining, with the heel of the bowl featuring a stunning floral patterned ivory inlay, definitely not an easy task for any pipemaker. The shank is also adorned by a circle of ivory, and then leads into a wonderfully designed silver band. The stem comes mounted with a piece of silver where bit meets shank, while the stem itself comes in a Cumberland style acrylic with a small Briar ring adornment. Truly a piece to behold. Handmade in Italy.