American Estates: J. Alan Smooth Volcano with Mammoth (248) (2008) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-009-18226
Jeff Gracik, the artisan behind J. Alan pipes, has built a considerable reputation on his handsome shaping, gorgeous finishes, and superb engineering. His work tends to reflect the soft features and precise line work of Danish pipe making, but with an added muscularity that is distinctly American. This Volcano exemplifies Gracik's style and demonstrates the carver's masterful ability to marry supple curves with more architectural shaping cues.
As is typical for the form, this piece features a tall bowl with a broad, ridgeline-wrapped heel that tapers rapidly upward toward the rim. The heel's dramatic lift and the rim's forward-driving slant lend the composition an active posture in profile. The shank ebbs upward from the low-set transition and meets a slender saddle stem that arcs gracefully for a comfortable smoking posture. A warm, traditional smooth finish dresses the stummel and highlights fine strands of flame grain across the flanks of the bowl. A mammoth accent adorns the junction and ties the entire composition together with a touch of vibrant color. Unsmoked.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Scratches Around The Bowl Unsmoked
J. ALAN PIPES
- Length: 5.44 in./138.18 mm.
- Weight: 2.72 oz./77.11 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Volcano
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States