Danish Estates: Tao Smooth Rhodesian with Silver (Replacement Tenon)

Product Number: 004-001-16171

Tao's pipes rarely find themselves in the estate market, testifying to just how much collectors adore his pieces and making this Rhodesian all the more rare a sight. It drifts slightly from the Danish carver's typically stout and robust style, opting for a leaner, more elegant profile. The bowl is a handsome mix of Rhodesian and Dublin, flaring consistently into an inflated rim below which lies the design's characteristic beadline. It's dressed in one of Tao's oft-seen pairings of warm contrast stain and silver band, and while cumberland is a conventional material used for the artisan's stems, this one displays a unique styling — the base shaped in a unique, accordion-like fashion. The tenon is a replacement, making the stem and shank not perfectly flush, and there's some minor rim darkening, handling marks, and finish buffed off the rim, but condition is still good here.

-Truett Smith
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Finish Buffed Off Rim Small Dings Around The Bowl Stem Not Flush with Shank Replacement Tenon

STAMPING:
TAO (In Script)
Danish
Handmade
  • Length: 6.09 in./154.69 mm.
  • Weight: 2.24 oz./63.50 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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