Misc. Estates: Dirk Claessen Sandblasted Bent Apple

Product Number: 004-008-6080

A Belgian pipemaker living and working in Spain, Dirk Claessen draws a good deal of inspiration from the late German carver Rainer Barbi. He's fashioned a muscualr bent Apple in this presentation, its shank maintaining a great deal of the visual presence of the piece, bending gently and expanding to the smooth shank face. Finished in a light sandblast unveiling a profusion of rippling grain, its elongated disposition and somewhat squashed treatment of the Apple bowl render a vertically subdued composition.

- Chuck Stanion

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Smoked, But Rather Clean

STAMPING:
CLAESSEN (Arched)
Pipe makers stamp
PIPES
Flower stamp
  • Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Spain
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