Sandblasted Gourd with Bamboo

Product Number: 002-376-0112

Admittedly inspired by Adam Davidson's 'Fig' shape, here Jeff Gracik's 'Gourd' boasts a more bulbous posterior bowl, and a bowl anterior of a straighter line than Adam's popular shape. Another interesting touch, and certainly one expertly done in a way only Jeff can do, is the carver's use of a small bit of plateau for the foot of the pipe. The piece is marvelously sandblasted to reveal peppered bird's eye along the face of the pipe with striations of fanned grain along its flanks. And, as you can see, the short briar shank resolves quickly into five knuckles worth of excellently worked blonde bamboo. Good stuff from San Diego.

-- Ted Swearingen

Sandblasted Gourd with Bamboo


This pipe has been sold and is being presented here for informational purposes as it is a particularly excellent or representative example of J. Alan Pipes's work. If you have any questions about this pipe, or pipes similar to it, please do not hesitate to e-mail us or call us at (888) 366 0345.

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Measurements & Other Details

 Length: 6.10 in./154.94 mm. Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
 Bowl Height: 2.22 in./56.39 mm. Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
 Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm. Outside Diameter: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
 Stem Material: Vulcanite Filter: None
 Shape: Freehand Finish: Sandblast
 Material: Briar Country: United States



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