Danish Estates: Jess Chonowitsch Smooth Billiard (with Aftermarket Silver by Les Wood) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-001-33839
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 imbue 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 classic 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 low-set waistline, perfectly balanced proportions, subtle taper to the rim, and immaculate display of grain, this example showcases why Chonowitsch's pipes are consistently sought after by collectors. A piece that is 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. The striking sterling silver accent is an aftermarket addition by Les Wood, the carver behind Ferdown pipes and a former Dunhill silversmith.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Aftermarket Band (Cosmetic Only)
- Length: 5.31 in./134.87 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark