Danish Estates: Jess Chonowitsch Smooth Pot

Product Number: 004-001-11405

Though no pipemaker (or human being, really) can lay claim to absolute, unfettered perfection, Jess Chonowitsch often comes pretty damn close. It's practically impossible to overstate Jess's significance to modern artisanal pipemaking. This Pot shape, for example, could (and likely does) act as an archetype for the form across pipedom, exhibiting his characteristically affable, comforting take on Danish shaping.

With its squat, fairly substantial bowl packed with chamber complementing an arrow-straight, ever-so-slightly plump shank, this Pot makes use of just the right bit of Danish lift at the heel, leading effortlessly into the neatly-pinched transition. It's finished in a warm, albeit fairly dark walnut stain, complemented by a creamy off-white mount and sleek saddle bit, offering just the right bit of implied negative space to visually balance the composition in profile. Only some minor rim darkening; otherwise condition is good.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening

STAMPING:
CHONOWITSCH. (Arched)
JESS
.DENMARK (Arched)
  • Length: 4.80 in./121.92 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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