A rusticated Ligne Bretagne panel
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|Dimensions||13.5 × 3 × 4.2 cm|
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This pipe and its smooth-finished twin were initially considered to be April’s Ligne Bretagne “Shape of the Month”, but after coming off of several months of minute pumpkin pipe carving, I decided I wanted something less fiddly than these designs, which are extra-labor in smooth (avoiding “hot spots” and uneven stain finish along the edges) and rusticated (making all those panels flow together in the linework carving) versions. So, for now these two are the only versions of this shape, though I’ll most likely do some more sometime in the future because these bowls are rarities among Ligne Bretagne stummels both for being among the taller bowls and also having a slightly larger chamber diameter than usual, for more tobacco capacity for the bowl size. Plus, while panels tend to be love/hate designs, I think these six-sided billiards are just plain cool, and especially so with rustication like this that utilizes the panel faces and panel edges as part of the carving pattern.