Danish Estates: Kurt Balleby Smooth Ballerina with Horn (00) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-001-33281

The Ballerina shape is an original Bo Nordh design defined by a bowl that curls forward from above a pointed foot, shaped to emulate the poised stance of a ballerina en pointe. It's an organic, elegant form with sloping flanks decorated with cross grain that connect across the rim's fore. This Kurt Balleby interpretation is a stunning rendition — the grain beautifully oriented in crisp striations and hypnotic whorls of birdseye.

From shaping to grain orientation and accent work, this Ballerina is stunning. I particularly admire how the transition supports the curved shaping of the bowl's flanks, making the bowl's arcing silhouette even more dramatic and well defined. A flaring accent of horn extends the shank, its creamy hues adding a touch of vibrancy to the pipe's already gorgeous color palette. Stunning work from the Danish artisan and even more desirable as this one's earned Balleby's prestigious "00" designation.

--Davin Hylton
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing

STAMPING:
BALLEBY(arched)
0 0
  • Length: 5.36 in./136.14 mm.
  • Weight: 2.37 oz./67.13 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.39 in./60.71 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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