Irish Estates: Peterson Sterling (53) (Replacement Stem)(Fishtail) (Pre-Republic; late 1940s)
Product Number: 004-004-2485
Certainly one of the less commonly-seen Peterson shapes, I prefer to think of the "53" less as a stubby or stout Lovat and more shaped to the tune of an action hero's sawed-off shotgun. Like an abbreviated 12-gauge, this pipe has a full-sized, fully effective chamber to "load "with your favorite blend. The Sterling series' classic brown finish shows off the briar's grain, done-up in its namesake, a handsome sterling silver band. Really, the condition of this piece leads me to believe it was lost for several decades before being recovered after some house cleaning, because it has aged considerably well.
Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 3.5/5 Replacement stem, plus a scorch area on the rim, and rim darkening.
- Length: 5.06 in./128.52 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.29 in./32.77 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Lovat
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland