Danish Estates: S. Bang Smooth Apple with Silver (pre-1984)
Product Number: 004-001-15981
Before 1984, Per and Ulf (who now fashion all S. Bang pipes) were simply working in Svend Bang's workshop, not yet having inherited the brand from Svend. That said, this Apple fits in well to the current aesthetic of the Danish duo, unlike other pieces I've come across from this same era. A voluptuously rounded, muscular bowl dominates the profile and fills the palm, paired to a comparatively slender shank and stem combination, yet one that's still objectively stout in its own right. It also features one of S. Bang's conventional uses of sterling silver, a broad band of the flashy accent adorning the shank end, making for a classy presentation that partners well with the contrast-stained flame grain of the bowl. There's some handling marks, minor rim charring, chamber carbonizing, and minor tooth marks, but condition is still good on this vintage, Danish high-grade.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Charring Small Ding On The Rim Chamber Carbonizing Scratches Around The Bowl Small Dings Around The Bowl Bowl Nicked Minor Tooth Marks
S. BANG (Arched)
- Length: 5.88 in./149.35 mm.
- Weight: 2.02 oz./57.15 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark