American Estates: Lee Von Erck Partially Rusticated Freehand (C39105) (1993)

Product Number: 004-009-11447

Most likely carved in 1993, this bent Freehand doesn't quite sport the spiral carving motif that dresses many of Lee Von Erck's pieces. Instead, it displays a more softly ridged texture, almost as if the bowl were squeezed too tightly in the grip of some powerful giant. It makes for a highly organic aesthetic that catches the light handsomely and matches well with the plateaued rim and partial rustication at the heel. Fitting in with Lee's portfolio, this is quite a large piece, hosting plenty of chamber and making for an excellent house pipe. The airway was drilled off-center and there's some minor rim darkening, but everything else is in good shape condition-wise.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Airway Drilled Off Center

STAMPING:
VON
ERCK
C39105
  • Length: 7.59 in./192.79 mm.
  • Weight: 4.03 oz./114.31 g.
  • Bowl Height: 3.27 in./83.06 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.82 in./71.63 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.87 in./22.10 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Partial Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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