Misc. Estates: Bjorn Bengtsson Sandblasted Bent Egg with Horn (282) (1982) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-008-8682
Swedish artisan Bjorn Bengtsson trained under Poul Rasmussen and worked out of Anne Julie's workshop, before eventually establishing his own workshop in his home country. He produces a wide assortment of shapes, with this bent Egg being one of his more sinuous compositions. This piece is all flowing lines and plump curves, its voluptuous, full-bodied bowl and curling shank-and-stem arrangement immediately evoking the look of certain Danish pipes. Standing atop a subtly lifted heel, the aforementioned bowl possesses a forward-canted posture that imbues the entire form with a driving momentum. The shank-and-stem arrangement keeps things looking lithe and easy-going in profile, displaying a more reserved build in comparison to the bowl. A dark sandblast dresses the stummel and highlights impressive grain across the bowl's flanks, while a ferrule of horn adorns the shank and adds a touch of complementary color the briar's hues.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Mild Chamber Carbonizing
BY BJORN (arched)
- Length: 5.47 in./138.94 mm.
- Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Sweden