The L'Anatra Calenda is their "pipe of the year"; a particular design chosen for a limited-edition issue and special presentation. For 2013, they came up with this bent Egg bearing an eye-shaped cross-section.
The egg was opened on a day in September 1998 and "L'Anatra dalle Uova d'Oro" was born; the egg was laid by Massimo Palazzi, fantasy insipired by the famous tale.
In 2000, with the coming of the third millennium, "L'Anatra" decided to undertake a genetic transplant operation with the introduction of genes of Andrea Pascucci.
With both genes, "L'Anatra" is able to produce around 2000 "flights" each year, some acrobatic and weird, some respecting the traditional routes, always using the best "airstreams".
Performing very long flights, they "airplane" all around the world (Europe, America, Asia).
L'Anatra pipes, carved by Massimo Palazzi and Andrea Pascucci, herald from one of the great centers of Italian pipemaking, Pesaro in North Italy. Pesaro is famed for being preeminent in the world of pipe making to such an extent that, given its unique neoclassical styling, pipes made in the neoclassical style are often described as being of the "Pesaro School".
The influence of the great Pesaro pipe makers is clearly visible in L'Anatra pipes, and yet L'Anatra has a style very much unto its own also. L'Anatra pipes, though certainly elegantly neoclassical, are more playful. It is difficult to articulate this playfulness in the form and composition, but clearly Palazzi and Pascucci have sought to push the boundaries of the neoclassical form. The result is elegant while seeming less formal and urbane. The styling seems as much intended to amuse as to impress. It is rare that an artisan of any variety can make light of his pursuits. One might argue that it is even more rare among pipe makers given the traditionalism that typifies them. Indeed, it is delightful to see pipe carvers of extraordinary ability and talent that are so in love with their craft that they are able to create pieces that display their silly, playful side in addition to their virtuosity as artists.
L'Anatra pipes, though only recently introduced into the United States, are growing in popularity. The exceptional quality is more typical of pipes twice the price. Quite simply, L'Anatra pipes exhibit all of the superb characteristics of the finest Italian makers, but without the hefty price tag.
Besides, simply having a miniature silver goose accompany you as you smoke your pipe makes it all the more delightful.
- Size GIANT XXL
- Color NATURAL
- Finishes Flame Grain
- Mouthpiece Acrylic
- Mount Normal
- Curvature Bent
- Tipo de filtro No
- Condition Perfect 10/10
- Maintenance & Conservation status Restored
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