American Estates: Thomas James Sandblasted Bent Egg Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-009-18665

Thomas James' stylistic range is quite impressive, comprising all profiles from avant-garde and evocative to proudly classic, with this particular bent Egg example looking quite handsomely Danish. The shank here ebbs out from a pinched transition, maintaining a balanced round cross-section as it curves gently upward, meeting a pale accent of hardwood. Out back, a vulcanite saddle stem lifts itself slightly aerially thanks to the shank's slight upturn, and the stem itself is curved for both comfortable smoking and a touch of elegance in profile. The bowl here is rather curvaceous, with rounded, supple walls that are extremely comfortable in hand, canted forward and sitting on a sweeping heel that makes the build look rather firm, though still imbuing it with a bit of forward dynamism. Dressed in a vibrant, ruby-hued sandblast, this pipe showcases some handsome grain throughout its stummel, the pale accent at the junction and the black vulcanite stem offering pleasing contrast.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Minor Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
T. JAMES
2017
  • Length: 4.90 in./124.46 mm.
  • Weight: 1.65 oz./46.72 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.46 in./62.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.18 in./55.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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