Danish Estates: Tonni Nielsen Smooth Bent Dublin (Viking) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-001-21507

Danish carver Tonni Nielsen began crafting pipes in the W.Ø. Larsen workshop when he was just 16. While employed at the prestigious workshop, Tonni studied under and worked alongside pipe making legends like Teddy Knudsen and Hans "Former" Nielsen. He eventually moved to America and started producing pipes under his own name, with a desire to craft beautiful, high-quality smoking instruments from the finest briar available. His work showcases a penchant for organic forms, striking finishes, and supple curves. This bent Dublin is a perfect demonstration of his immense skill and talent, and it bears his Viking stamp, the carver's highest grade designation reserved for pieces of exception grain and shaping.

Like many of the carver's shapes, this piece possesses a deeply bent shank-and-stem arrangement that flows gracefully from the transition and curls skywards away from the bowl. The trim shank tapers gradually into the half-saddle stem, the latter of which terminates its arc at approximately the same height as the bowl in profile. The bowl possesses a flared, softly inflated rim that slopes rearward toward the shank and comes to a sharply defined point at the aft. This sloping gives the design a wave-like appearance, like the bowl is cresting. The broad rim's trajectory accentuates and draws attention to the sweeping, lifted heel, allowing the eye to full appreciate the shape's overall curvature and fluid shaping. The stummel wears a smoky, chestnut-hued smooth finish that showcases handsome strands of flame grain across the flanks of the bowl and dense fields of birdseye across the rim. It's a gorgeous bit of craftsmanship that has somehow remained unsmoked.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

Small Scratches Around The Bowl Unsmoked

  • Length: 5.23 in./132.84 mm.
  • Weight: 2.05 oz./58.06 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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