Danish Estates: Jess Chonowitsch Smooth Billiard with Silver

Product Number: 004-001-19711

For many pipe smokers and collectors, simply seeing the name Jess Chonowitsch is enough to snatch up an estate pipe. But what exactly comes with that so revered name? This Billiard makes for a fine answer. It's one of Chonowitsch's most recognizable shapes: the bowl tapering slightly toward a rounded rim, the proportions absolutely perfect from consistent taper of the stem to the rounded shank to the rotundness of the heel and bowl base. It makes for a shape that's easy to hold, offering plenty of chamber, and showing off concisely oriented flame grain throughout. The broad, sterling silver accent lends some added muscularity to the shank. Internally, Jess's craftsmanship ranks him as one of the all-time greats — expert drilling, deft button work, a funneled bit, they all bespeak a pipe that's in every way complete to match a form that's beyond beautiful.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Small Dings Around The Bowl

STAMPING:
CHONOWITSCH (arched)
JESS
•DENMARK• (inverted arch)
  • Length: 5.29 in./134.37 mm.
  • Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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