Estate Pipes: American Estate: American Smoking Pipe Co. Smooth Billiard (Mark Tinsky) (1997)  

Product Number: 004-009-5807

Tinsky draws from a mix of sources, which is clearly evident in this piece. The simple yet refined shape recalls the constraint of English, but with Italian proportioning, specifically the more extreme bowl to shank ratios found in the Pesaro school. What perhaps led to this particular stylistic decision, may be a matter of circumstance within the briar. You see, upon close inspection you'll notice a very small flaw underneath the creased shank, which apparently Tinsky tried to shave off. That's my theory, but it didn't prevent him from making the most of the situation.

The real eye-catcher here, however, is the veritable explosion of flame grain hitting the front flank, with embers of birdseye seemingly trailing off into an afternoon sky.

-Seth Ellison-


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Nomenclature & Condition

STAMPING:
American {script, circled}
REG. No
7/97-MT

Condition: 4.75/5 Rim darkening, plus some scuffing on the bowl.

Measurements & Other Details

 Length: 5.94 in./150.88 mm. Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
 Bowl Height: 2.14 in./54.36 mm. Chamber Depth: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
 Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm. Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
 Stem Material: Acrylic Filter: None
 Shape: Billiard Finish: Smooth
 Material: Briar Country: United States


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