Danish Estates: Tao Smooth Billiard with Silver
Product Number: 004-001-18648
This Billiard is one of Jens "Tao" Nielsen's sleeker pieces, though it maintains the generous chamber and stocky bowl proportions we've come to expect from the legendary carver. A plump, slightly tapered Billiard, the bowl is particularly tall against its trim shank, offering a rather lofty sensibility. The finish, too, is of note — while we've seen Tao use contrast stains in the past, this red-hued one has deftly highlighted the briar's gorgeous grain, a splendid display of flame that further echoes the soft, supple taper of the bowl itself. It's been contrasted with the darker, but still warm tones of a cumberland mouthpiece, the two elements divided only by a generous band of sterling silver — a simple accent that is as refined as they come.- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
Mild Chamber Carbonizing
- Length: 4.24 in./107.70 mm.
- Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark