Japanese Estates: Esterd Carved Billiard with Silver Band and Ivory Stem (with Box)

Product Number: 004-007-0461

This unusual find is a combination of the work of two different Japanese firms. Esterd is a sub-branch of the famed Tsuge pipe company, which provided the hand-carved Billiard bowl and its silver band. The ivory stem, however, comes from Hakusui Ivory Company; best known for producing fine ivory netsukes and jewelry, they appear to have begun importing into the USA during the latter half of the '50s, and quite a bit of their work can still be found amongst internet vendors of vintage goods. Our best guess on a date for this pipe would be sometime during the 1960s.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

STAMPING:
Maker`s Mark Esterd
BRIAR


Condition: 4.25/5 Some rim darkening and reamed out of round.
  • Length: 5.82 in./147.83 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan

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