American Estates: Bruce Weaver Smooth Tulip with Spalted Maple (2009)

Product Number: 004-009-13171

While the late Bruce Weaver's sandblasting technique receives enormous praise, his smooth pipes are equally impressive, as this wonderful smooth Tulip attests. In a light chestnut stain, the grain is accentuated as it rises up the bowl to the flat rim. The bowl extends at an angle from the transition as if an independent element, its curvature tapering to the softly curved heel and underside, which is a panel expanding from the spalted maple accent and into the underside of the bowl with careful asymmetry, a crisp ridgeline defining its lenticular aspect on the right side for a particularly natural-esque aesthetic.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening

STAMPING:
BAW
09
  • Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
  • Weight: 2.90 oz./82.21 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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