Bill Shalosky: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Deer Antler (435)

Product Number: 002-720-0084

Readily recognized as the work of Bill Shalosky, this bent Apple exudes the conventional style typically seen when the American carver fashions such a shape. The lifted heel and gentle transition lend the bowl a forward-urging profile, displaying an inherent sleekness while at the same time remaining plump and substantial in hand. This piece is an excellent example of Shalosky's Danish-American style — the stummel marked by soft line and supple curves, devoid of any harshness, yet endowed with a strong sense of muscularity and heartiness about the shank and transition. That juxtaposition is reinforced, then, by the finish and accent material: The form itself is genteel and elegant (though with the aforementioned stoutness), yet the wood-stained sandblast and deer antler accent ring add a decidedly rustic aesthetic in contrast. It's a striking combination of seemingly disparate motifs, yet Bill has merged them effortlessly and coherently in this particularly compact pipe.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.82 in./122.43 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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