American Estates: Ryan Alden Sandblasted Morta Bent Apple with Bakelite (Queen of Hearts) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-009-17995

This is a pipe full of firsts for Ryan Alden. Not only is it one of Alden's first to feature a stem fully fashioned from bakelite, but this particular bent Apple is also the very first morta pipe we've received from the Texas-based artisan. Stylistically, it fits into Ryan's aesthetic and compact style, presenting an affably rotund bent Apple in a plump yet pocketable package. It measures in at under four and a half inches in length, but the bulbous waistline and thick insulating walls fill the palm comfortably and heartily. Perfect for such a shape, the sandblasted morta displays the dense material's unique grain pattern for a stimulating, striated texture that's a delight in hand. With a muted, jet-black hue, the morta pairs handsomely with the Kelly green, bakelite stem and shank end accent. It's a piece that beautifully marries old-school shaping with a modern touch of alternate materials and contrasting color palette. Impressive work from Alden.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
Alden
Queen of Hearts Stamp
  • Length: 4.60 in./116.84 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Morta
  • Country: United States
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