American Estates: Andrew Marks Smooth Acorn (1973)
Product Number: 004-009-5570
Andrew Marks began making pipes in 1969, making this '73 bent Acorn one of his earlier works. The briar itself is liable to be a lot older, though, as he's known to consider twenty-five years his standard for how long blocks should be seasoned before shaping begins. A bit finicky, perhaps, but he certainly has made a lot of great pipes, winning none other than Norman Rockwell as a customer. This is a very light, jaunty little design, but as you can see it packs plenty of flame grain.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 4.6/5 Rim darkening, some small scratches on the bowl, plus some small toothmarks.
- Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
- Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.63 in./16.00 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Acorn/Pear
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States