Danish Estates: Kurt Balleby Smooth Bent Billiard (B) (9mm)

Product Number: 004-001-16370

For a carver who enjoys incorporating playful panels and structural shaping cues into his pieces, this bent Billiard from Kurt Balleby is a touch more restrained and impressively classic. The form is marked by a purely rounded disposition through the shank and bowl, yet it still displays Balleby's typical, gesturing sense of curve as well as a tight-knit transition to promote plump cheeks at the lower bowl. Though barely over five inches in total length, this piece showcases a bowl of Stack-like height, poised on the end of a low-set transition — the bottom of the shank extending into the heel. Showcasing a beautiful array of grain, it's dressed in a warm, auburn stain. There's some minor rim darkening, small handling marks, and mild chamber carbonizing to consider. It should also be noted that the accent at the stem base is slightly cracked, but that in no way will affect Kurt's expert engineering and this piece's smoking qualities.

-Truett Smith
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Small Scratches Around The Bowl Cracked Accent

STAMPING:
BALLEBY (Arched)
HAND MADE
DENMARK
B (Inside Triangle)
  • Length: 5.08 in./129.03 mm.
  • Weight: 1.89 oz./53.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.20 in./55.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: 9mm
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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