Danish Estates: Stanwell Relief (139) (post-2010) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-001-35850

Nestled up right next to each other on Stanwell's shape chart you'll find the "139" bent Billiard and the "140" bent Dublin, both Jess Chonowitsch designs and both readily spotted as such by their style of easy, lifting flow through the transition and into the bowl. This "139" boasts a fluid, slender sense of line about its shank-and-stem combination, with this pairing ebbing out of a wide transition and offering a comfortable smoking posture. Up front, the bowl sits atop a rounded heel and takes on a sleek bit of taper from its plump waistline to the rim, its build canting forward nicely to offer a dynamic outline. Dressed in a warm, deep, rich stain and a smooth finish, this piece showcases handsome grain throughout, a silvery accent at the junction offering some lovely contrast.

During World War 2, while Europe was embroiled in turmoil, briar scarcity and limited international shipping meant that Danish pipe smokers couldn't obtain pipes from England. To fill this void, Poul Nielsen began making pipes out of beechwood under the name Kyringe. After the war, Nielsen transitioned to making briar pipes, and eventually changed his brand's name to Stanwell. Stanwell became an immensely popular marque that often collaborated with notable Danish artisans, like Sixten Ivarsson, Jess Chonowitsch, Anne Julie, and Tom Eltang.

-John McElheny

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RELIEF (In Script)
  • Length: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
  • Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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