Peter Heding: Smooth Horn (Diamond)
Product Number: 002-362-0175
In term of his grading, Dr. Heding’s Diamond is the top banana, the head enchilada, the bol'shaya shishka
(Russian: "big pine cone". What? Is it really any odder than ‘big cheese’?). Heding Diamonds earn their facets with a combination of stunning grain and an execution that stands head and shoulders above a body of work whose shaping is already considered some of the finest in the world. With an arresting grain and an execution which proves that a tangible sense of soft and supple can arise from the staunchly architectural, this Diamond surely qualifies for the rarefied grade, with room to spare.
While this quiet knock-out might not be Peter's compositionally challenging form to date, it is nonetheless striking in its deliberately understated, clean simplicity, and uncluttered lines. The ridges on the sides originate within the form of the mount and travel fully to the rim, before dissipating with such perfection that, from the rim view, nothing but a perfect oval can be detected. Faultless of line and brimming with grace, this is some high-octane work.
--R. ‘Bear’ Graves
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.04 in./153.42 mm.
- Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Horn
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark