Danish Estates: Tom Eltang Smooth Bent Dublin with Plateau (Sun)

Product Number: 004-001-5669

Tom Eltang may have some other, particular name for this shape, but to me it will always be the Upside-Down Wizard Hat. Don't get me wrong; it's a fine shape. I'm sure it's also a challenging one, both in terms of balancing out forms and lines, and when it comes to orienting and adjusting around the grain in a pleasing manner. Actually, I suspect that may be why Tom does it. He's known to be, as Adam has put it, "a pipe-making machine". Given his bizarre degree of skill and talent for turning out fine smoking instruments just right, I would imagine he might appreciate a shape that is liable give most other artisans a considerable amount of pause. As you can see from this dark-finished beauty's striking flame grain, it's well-centered birdseye atop and underneath the shank, and it's perfectly balanced asymmetry, even this shape, in the end, was no match for Tom Eltang.

- Eric N. Squires

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STAMPING:
Sun stamp {inside circle}
ELTANG

Condition: 4.8/5 Rim darkening.
  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark

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