Auction: Lot No. 2 Hoyo de Monterrey Humidor
Hoyo de Monterrey is the brand of Habanos whose origin is directly linked to the plantation that it was named after. Located in San Juan y Martinez, in the heart of the Vuelta Abajo tobacco region in Pinar del Rio, this plantation still exists and grows first class Cuban tobacco. Records of the brand date back to 1865. The most knowledgeable aficionados of cigars from Hoyo de Monterrey appreciate their formats for the smooth taste of their blend and their characteristic aroma. It is the brand for the many smokers who prefer lighter tasting Habanos.
All Hoyo de Monterrey cigar sizes are made entirely by hand with long filler leaf tobaccos from the Vuelta Abajo region.
Characteristics of the work:
With a design inspired by the brand image, this humidor displays in pride of place the logo and the emblem of Hoyo de Monterrey. Both elements have been created using joinery and wood carving inlayed with precious Cuban hardwoods: mahogany and cedar from the mountains of Pinar del Rio. The upper part recreates the entrance to the Hoyo de Monterrey plantation. The humidor has two compartments: the upper part with 6 horizontal, cedar drawers in which to put different sizes of cigars and 3 drawers with humidifiers. At the bottom there are three levels of interchangeable and adjustable compartments or drawers in which to store and preserve Habanos and one drawer for the humidification of the cigars. The location of the humidifier guarantees a perfect conservation of all cigars.
Dimensions: Height 175 cm, width 82 cm, depth 62 cm. The interior has capacity for 200 cigars and loose in drawers with 30 drawers.
This work contains 200 Habanos from Hoyo de Monterrey: 25 Epicure Especial, 25 Epicure No.2, 25 Epicure No.1. In addition, special cigar sizes from outside the regular portfolio developed exclusively for this humidor: 25 Piramides, 25 Double Coronas, 25 Extravaganzas (50 ring gauge by184mm long), 25 Particulares (47 ring gauge by 235mm long) and 25 Gran Piramides (57 ring gauge by 160mm long).
This work was developed by the “DECUBA – Art in Wood” group of craftsmen with artistic direction and execution provided by Jorge Luis Milan Domínguez and Leuvis Santos, and with the participation of Adalberto Gonzalez Albisa, all of whom are members of the Association of Craftsmen and Artists of Cuba (AACA).
Pieces from this group of artisans have been exhibited and sold at auction at various national and international events as well as at the auctions of the Habano Festival. Their work is distinguished by the use of a technique specially developed by the group for wood carving and marquetry.