American Estates: Abe Herbaugh Smooth Mushroom (2017) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-009-16486
Popularized by Danish carver Jess Chonowitsch, the Mushroom pipe design has since undergone many interpretations from a number of artisans. This piece from Abe Herbaugh displays the shape's domed, broad rim with a patch of plateau on the taller, right side and an encircling, demarcating ridgeline lending a bit of structure. The effect is that the cap is sloping downward toward the left flank for a bit of playful shaping. The bowl tapers through the heel, then sweeps upward through the rising shank, where it's met by a stylish, ebony-hued saddle stem, the profile Horn-like and organic in its curling gesture. It's dressed in a warm auburn stain, with stunning wisps of flame grain ascending to the rim, which is freckled with birdseye. This is a wonderful rendition of the Mushroom design from the talented American carver.-Angela Robertson
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening
- Length: 5.11 in./129.79 mm.
- Weight: 1.25 oz./35.38 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States