American Estates: Alex Florov Smooth Tomato with Bamboo and Ivorite (2020) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-009-18417

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 thin ring of plateau at the rim. A very brief shank is then extended by two knuckles of pale bamboo, studded with Ivorite that's been incorporated into the natural divots in the grass in an innovative and quite impressive move. It's topped by a hand-carved vulcanite stem in a sleek saddle configuration, sure to provide a comfortable smoke. Dressed in a deep chestnut stain the stummel showcases impeccable flame grain around the bowl's middle, with copious birdseye flecking the heel and outer rim. Best of all, this piece is presented unsmoked.

-Gabriel Bass
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CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
ALEX FLOROV
HANDCRAFTED
USA
20
  • Length: 6.24 in./158.50 mm.
  • Weight: 1.63 oz./46.27 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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