American Estates: Mike Butera Classic Grain Apple (0003) (B)

Product Number: 004-009-5089

Mike Butera's work often takes a place of pride within even the most impressive collections. Part of this is due to the inherent quality of his creations, and part of it is due simply to how rare they've become - though there was a time when he produced well over a hundred briars a year on average, the running of his successful tobacco distribution business eventually reduced the numbers of his newer work dramatically. The theme he began with in the late 70s and early 80s (and has continued with ever since) was a rejection of the "fancy" freehand designs popular with collectors in the day, and a return to beautifully rendered classic shapes, such the generously proportioned, yet perfectly formed and finely balanced straight Apple we see here.

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

STAMPING:
BUTERA
CLASSIC GRAIN
B
003


Condition: 4.35/5 Rim darkening, some slight over reaming in the chamber, plus small scratches on the bowl.
  • Length: 6.41 in./162.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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