American Estates: Alex Florov Smooth Tomato with Bamboo (2019)
Product Number: 004-009-16392
After a flourishing career in antiquities, Russian-born artisan Alex Florov moved to Chicago and worked as a model maker for several products. A dare by his father-in-law to make a pipe in 2004 then kicked off his current career and his pipes are among the most sought-after in the pipe community.
This organic Tomato design features the affably round, low-slung bowl inherent to the iconic form, with the addition of a fetching design carved into the plump base. A very brief shank is then extended by five knuckles of pale bamboo, showing the carver's fondness for alternative materials. It's topped by a hand-carved vulcanite stem with a stylish domed base, while the stummel showcases striking mixed grain beneath a warm, chestnut stain.-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing
- Length: 7.00 in./177.80 mm.
- Weight: 1.66 oz./47.17 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States