Bill Shalosky: Sandblasted Gourd with Pink Ivory (346) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-720-0049

My fondness for Bill Shalosky's curve-laden numbers is no secret. And the especially tight-knit, compact ones, such as this handy Gourd, really catch my eye. Treading the line between playful and slightly modernist, it offers a substantial plumpness in hand, while still retaining a near-nosewarmer disposition. In profile, it shows a touch of implied momentum, with its forward-reaching lip-like rim and succinct upward-reaching shank and stem, the latter wearing a domed base to echo the roundness of the bowl. Coupled with that, the dark, light-depth sandblasted texture it wears offers a handsome texture both visually and in hand, along with a fine complement to the practically pearlescent pink ivory accent at the shank's end. A knock out piece from the talented American carver.

- Daniel Bumgardner

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.19 in./106.43 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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