Danish Estates: Jess Chonowitsch Partially Sandblasted Billiard with Silver

Product Number: 004-001-18995

Jess Chonowitsch is a living legend of Danish pipe making, and for good reason. A student of Sixten Ivarsson, Jess has an eye for proportions and details that imbues every piece with a sense of carefully considered elegance, and is even responsible for many of the shapes in Stanwell's shape chart. While this Billiard from the Danish master may initially appear to be simple and understated, every singular detail combines to form a macro-composition well-suited to the carver's heralded reputation. With its plump, low-set waistline, perfectly balanced proportions, subtle taper to the rim, and flowing ripples of ring grain, this piece showcases why Chonowitsch's pipes are consistently sought after by collectors. The dark-stained, Danish-style sandblast is contrasted beautifully by a generous band of sterling silver, ultimately creating a beautiful dress-pipe aesthetic in the process. It's more than worthy to be a centerpiece in any collection or for anyone looking to experience a piece from one of the greatest pipe makers ever.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing

STAMPING:
CHONOWITSCH (Arched)
JESS
•DENMARK• (Arched)
  • Length: 5.64 in./143.26 mm.
  • Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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