American Estates: J. Alan Smooth Bent Egg with Silver (1140) (2016) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-009-10592
Not an oft seen shape from J. Alan, this bent Egg is a piece that strays slightly from the American carver's design conventions. The bowl forgoes Alan's typically robust and muscular characteristics, maintaining a rather slender form throughout with much of the pipe's weight balanced equally between bowl and shank — whereas other works from Jeff focus the majority of their visual weight at the bowl. Such an equal distribution, though, works well for this piece here, which is rather compact in length and chamber size. The graceful curves from bit to rim flow seamlessly, lending the forward canted bowl an emphasized sense of forward momentum, echoed by the flare at the shank-end. In typical J. Alan fashion, the color palette is refined and minimalist, showcasing some exquisite grain and offering just a touch of brightness thanks to a silver wedding band of silver. Unsmoked and in excellent condition.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
J. Alan Pipes. (Arched)
A (In Script)
- Length: 4.81 in./122.17 mm.
- Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.66 in./16.76 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States