Misc. Estates: Chris Asteriou Sandblasted Bent Egg with Horn (24/16) (2016)

Product Number: 004-008-5744

Chris Asteriou really loves his spurs. That isn't to say that the Greek pipemaker is a fan of the American Western and its associated accessories (though I can't say with a verifiable certainty that he isn't), but rather that he seems to enjoy imbuing his shapes with crisp, Acorn-like spurs. It's seen on his Strawberry renditions, his particularly dynamic Dublins, and, of course, here on this elegant bent Egg rendition. It offers a pleasing counterpoint to the deeply sweeping transition, not to mention a terminus for the eye's journey down the shank and a heightened sense of organic geometry. Everything is then dressed in a crisp, craggy sandblast, unveiling loads of grain and rich texture to enjoy in hand with the rim left smooth for some contrast. The shank then gradually flares into a dark, thick accent of horn before finishing at the elegantly downturned stem.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

Mild Chamber Carbonizing

a (In Circle)
c. asteriou
  • Length: 5.30 in./134.62 mm.
  • Weight: 2.14 oz./60.78 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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