American Estates: J. Alan Smooth Blowfish with Bamboo (608) (2011)

Product Number: 004-009-10740

Jeff Gracik's Blowfish shapes tend toward these longer, leaner numbers, and the use of bamboo in this piece really makes it stand out. Five knuckles in a compressed rhythm make for a piece that feels very lightweight, while the bowl itself uses an upright style and soft, easy taper near the base to reinforce that sleek profile. The teardrop line of the left flank helps to frame the cross-grain at the fore, though its absence at the right flank is understandable, the soft roundness of that side showing off a sea of tight birdseye perfectly. Beautiful work all around, and still in good condition, though it has picked up some rim darkening and light chatter marks from reaming.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening See Description

STAMPING:
608
J ALAN PIPES (Arched)
A
•USA•
11
  • Length: 6.60 in./167.64 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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