Danish Estates: Former Smooth Billiard with Ivorite (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-001-17156
Classic, Danish interpretations of the time-honored Billiard are popular, especially in this size, which is larger than a nosewarmer but more compact than average, while maintaining a full-sized tobacco chamber. The bowl's rim is very gently rounded, moreso than is typically seen in, say, Jess Chonowitch or S. Bang compositions, and I cannot figure out how Former was able to provide such a delicate incline so perfectly executed. The bowl itself is a perfectly executed Danish Billiard/Brandy shape, with just a touch of forward cant, while the shank is robust in proportion and elegantly highlights the cheeking of the bowl. A decorative ivorite accent, complete with soft striations of grain, adorns the end of the shank before meeting the saddle mouthpiece with decorative expansion ring. This piece would fit in a pocket easily enough, but I'd advise keeping it in a protective leather sleeve with a platoon of marines to watch over it. It's a treasure and is still somehow unsmoked.- Chuck Stanion
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.77 in./121.16 mm.
- Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark