Peter's Egg shape seems to show off the full tilt of his hand for flair and elegance. That's probably why they are so endlessly popular. Having said that, this particular example is one of the most extraordinary I've yet to see from the Danish carver. Appropriately S-graded, this piece is rich with fine straight grain that runs down both flanks, and tremendously detailed bird's eye grain on both anterior and posterior sides of the bowl. The band of rosewood is exquisitely placed in relationship to the crown of the half saddle bit to equalize the visual weight of the overall piece. This is a top tier offering from the pipe maker to be sure.
-- Ted Swearingen