American Estates: J. Alan Partially Sandblasted Fish (1200) (2016) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-12842

The natural flow of the Fish shape is what primarily endows it with a fish-like profile, almost like a fish twisting in the water, its head represented by the bowl and tail by the shank. It's recognizable from above, as well, but untwisted, its tail expanding into fins as the shank expands to meet the mouthpiece. This stunning example from Jeff Gracik of J. Alan pipes features the grace of the shape made real through the low, tight transition from bowl to shank, providing a foundation for the expansion of the shank, which rises gently to an expanded shank face of lightly stained, smooth briar, itself echoed at the rim's inner ring of smooth and its concave presentation. On the right side, a smooth band of briar crosses the ring grain of the dark sandblast vertically, flowing down the side of the bowl and into the right underside of the shank, connecting the two balancing visual elements of rim and shank face. It's a remarkable presentation elevated by enticing design elements and attractive in its soft curvature. It's presented here in unsmoked condition.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details


USA (Arched)
  • Length: 4.72 in./119.89 mm.
  • Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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