American Estates: Brad Pohlmann Smooth Standing Vase Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-009-17562
Brad Pohlmann began carving pipes as a full-time career in 2003, and shares a workshop in Oregon with fellow American pipe maker Silver Gray. This tall, Standing Vase has much in common with the Cherrywood and Dublin shapes, its forward-leaning, hearty bowl displaying a gently inflated, broadly flaring rim delineated by a pronounced, wrapping ridgeline. Said bowl tapers toward a flattened, angled heel, the shaping here precise and presumably quite difficult. Curling upward, nearly vertically, from a high-set transition is the thick, rounded shank and stylish vulcanite stem, the slight downturn near the bit countering the cant up front. The artisan has dressed this piece in a rich auburn contrast stain that does well to showcase a gorgeous array of mixed grain, including a wealth of birdseye freckling the rim, and windswept flame grain engulfing all sides of the bowl and shank. Another example of a striking design by Pohlmann.-Angela Robertson
Measurements & Other Details
Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Small Scratches Around The Bowl Dings Around The Bowl
- Length: 6.54 in./166.12 mm.
- Weight: 2.62 oz./74.39 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.52 in./64.01 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States