Danish Estates: Kent Rasmussen Partially Rusticated Shield Sitter with Masur Birch
Product Number: 004-001-21520
Celebrated for his ornate, sculptural style that pairs clean, precise lines with voluptuous curves, Kent Rasmussen certainly embraces that aesthetic with this lively Shield design. The Danish carver's background in architecture and engineering serves to inform this highly organic piece, which derives its name from the oblong-like, slightly convex shaping of the fore. A dark rustication and a demarcating, wrapping ridgeline around the lifting heel imbue this pipe with a geometrically structured disposition. The supple, plump bowl is forward urging, its chamber canted toward the fore, its high waist and softened rim hinting at an Acorn shape on its side. Out back, a high-kicking, far more slender shank and saddle stem are enlivened by masur bircht that accents this piece wonderfully, complementing the auburn contrast stain enveloping the stummel. As with most of Rasmussen's pieces, beautiful grain is prominent, the artisan's keen eye for shaping the briar block to best showcase it clearly seen. Tight-knit tendrils of flame grain ascend from the base and are met by handsome whorls of birdseye. This is another example of a free-styling, whimsically fashioned briar from the carver that also sits upright on a flat surface for further practicality.-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details
Smoked, But Rather Clean Small Scratches Around The Bowl
Kent (in script)
- Length: 6.95 in./176.53 mm.
- Weight: 2.90 oz./82.21 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.59 in./65.79 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.35 in./59.69 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Partial Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark