J. Alan: Smooth Pot with Mastodon Ivory
Product Number: 002-376-0125
This charming number by J. Alan does the trick on a few accounts. First, its proportions are heavenly. Having complemented the short, concisely forged bowl with a rather wide oval shaped shank balances the feel of the piece; though of modest stature, the pipe doesn't feel it, which I don't think would have been the case had the pipe been cut with a circular shank, even a 'chubby' one. Second, the surface of this thing is just impeccable. It's handsomely grained, awash with flame grain and bird's eye alike, it's beautifully stained in a warm amber walnut hue, and is brilliantly accented in a sharp piece of exceptionally detailed ivory. Indeed another winner from Jeff Gracik.
-- Ted Swearingen
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.64 in./117.86 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.22 in./30.99 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Pot
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States