J&J: Smooth Porpoise with Copper Ring

Product Number: 002-527-0066

Growing up in the American Southwest, I came to bear a great fondness for Native American drawings and pottery. My parents have all sorts of examples strewn across the mantles and half-walls of their home, of clay sculptures in Hopi and Navajo style depicting buffalo, bear and elk. Although J&J have titled this shape as a Porpoise, the profile of this pipe, with its great arching back, forward thrusting nose and two broad feet, reminds me of one particular piece above the hearth. The sculpture depicts a mighty buffalo just beginning to slump in the throes of death, a proud spear jutting from its back. I find the similarity of these two forms to be quite striking, although I don't recall the statue in my parents' home having such nice grain!

--Jeremy Reeves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.62 in./142.75 mm.
  • Weight: 3.10 oz./87.88 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.24 in./56.90 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States

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