AKB Meerschaum: Carved Floral Bent Egg (I. Baglan) (with Case)

Product Number: 002-574-4920

With an outline that resembles many of the dragon-claw-holding-egg style of meerschaum pipes, this bent Egg from I. Baglan of AKB features a specific standout element. Before I get to that, rather obvious, design cue, I must bring attention to the patterning on the stummel, an intricately carved framework of fronds that frame on all sides a trio of relief carved flowers, petals standing out strikingly thanks to its layering. The shank features these same fronds, weaving into each other in a band near the end, before a trio shoot out into the heel, lifting upward to form a "claw" of sorts, middle one standing free from the rest of the stummel in a handsome display of talent. The stem paired with the shank is a lithe stretch of marbled amber acrylic, decorated with expansion rings, begging to be clenched.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.55 in./140.97 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.49 in./63.25 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Meerschaum
  • Country: Turkey
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