This sherlock by Northern Lights is easily one of the most amazing ones we've seen, and an all-time favorite! We absolutely love his "rippling-boro" style, which creates the awesome visual-effect of rippling, glistening water. Often, if not always, with perfectly-encased opal-treasures! And he knocked it out of the park with this piece! This sherlock features no less than three magnificent spherical Ghost-Opals (two near the bowl-piece, and one in the center of the awesome cabochon), with gorgeous crushed-opal, and beautiful tropical/Mediterranean colors, throughout! The piece feels great in-hand, with a deep bowl, thick glass, and a nice carb on the side. Everything feels natural, and like it's where it should be. And the shape makes for a nice, smooth draw, with an ergonomic grip for comfortable, safe handling, and easy cleaning. We dubbed this gem the "Elemental Sherlock" for some more-obvious reasons, but after even-more thought, we realized that for this piece of functional-artwork to truly be "complete", one would need to utilize all four of the major elements! We have the "Water" in the form of the sherlock, "Earth" to be packed into the bowl, "Fire" to light it, and "Air" through the carb, inhalation, etc... We like to put some thought and meaning into the names of our pieces, if you couldn't tell... But feel free to find your own! That's half of the fun! This is a very special piece, looking for a very special home! While the pictures are amazing, they STILL never quite do justice. Especially, with a piece like this! Definitely a hard one to let-go of! This piece is a new, 2016, from The PipeMasters Collaboration Event, and is signed "ATS" (Atsushi Sasaki) on the bottom. It measures 4.7" tall (top to bottom), by 2.38" wide (side to side), and 4.5" long (front to back), from farthest-points. It also includes a special gift-bag/box, stickers, cards, a special surprise or two, and chances to win more!