Misc. Estates: Chris Asteriou Smooth Acorn with Bamboo (54/16) (2016) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-008-5488

With fine, vertical, contrast grain riding the bowl on all sides up to the delicately oriented plateau rim, and a four-knuckle stretch of bamboo stained a dark brown and contrasted by its own uncolored rings and nodes, this Asteriou pipe is a study in contrasts. The bulbous, Acorn bowl is the most prominent and visually weighty element of the composition, though it is not large, but the shank and bamboo and stem are small in relation and in reality, and are fine and delicate appearing, but tough and solid. The expansion of the mouthpiece at the junction of stem and bamboo extension is oblique, providing a bit of asymmetry to coincide with the slightly offset axis of the shank and stem combination. Multiple colors and textures work together counter-intuitivly to comprise a unified composition of remarkable sophistication.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
54/16
c. asteriou
(Pipe Maker's Stamp)
  • Length: 5.46 in./138.68 mm.
  • Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.16 in./29.46 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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