American Estates: J. Alan Smooth Acorn (1545) (2019) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-15808

When interpreted through Jeff Gracik's creative lens, the Acorn shape can present itself in a myriad of forms. From long-shanked variants, to gestural renditions, and ones that seamlessly merge the American and Danish approaches, the possibilities are truly limitless. This particular example from 2019 ably highlights Gracik's stylistic diversity and is a robustly proportioned interpretation. The muscular bowl sits perched on the end of the curling shank and its powerful visual presence emphasized further due to the negative space the transition utilizes. The Acorn is an inherently organic form and Jeff has further accentuated its organicism by orienting plateau along the flaring shank face and the slightly concave rim. The grain follows the shaping beautifully, with streaks of flame grain rising from the lifted heel and climbing the bowl's flanks, eventually erupting into the dimpled plateau that graces the rim. Even the stem work is remarkable, with the shaping of the stem base perfectly complementing the shank while the meticulous detail paid to the lip button and slot ensures this pipe will deliver an exceptional smoking experience. Surprisingly, this piece is still unsmoked.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
1545
J. ALAN PIPES (arched)
A
USA (arched)
19
  • Length: 5.16 in./131.06 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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