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Misc. Estates: Peter Matzhold Smooth Bent Brandy Sitter with Olivewood (O) (B)

Product Number: 004-008-7332

An artisan pipe maker from Austria, Peter Matzhold often crafts pipes that have a sense of elongated gesture to them, whether bent or straight. Now, this isn't to say that his pipes are particular long but, rather, that their shaping evokes a languid, stretched aesthetic — as is the case with this bent Brandy. Most characteristic of this "stretched" aesthetic is the transition which is gradual in its flaring curl from shank to bowl, offering soft lines and a perfect place to drape a thumb when holding this pipe. The shank, then, angles upward from this transition before the stem turns downward, and the bowl is pitched slightly forward, exhibiting a strong taper through its tall form. The heel is flatted, allowing this pipe to sit upright, and a natural stain highlights flame grain across the flanks. Furthermore, this piece is accented with boxwood comprising the stem base, its lighter hue offering handsome contrast against the stummel.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Small Scratches Around The Bowl

STAMPING:
MATZHOLD
(drawing)
AUSTRIA
O
D br>
  • Length: 5.90 in./149.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.63 oz./46.27 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Austria
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