Henri Sorensen: Smooth Paneled Billiard Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-784-0008
Originally a glazier, Danish artisan Henri Sørensen has always been an adept craftsman. His fascination with pipes began as a smoker, a hobby he shared with his brother, with whom he made his first forays into the craft. Coincidentally, the brothers' employer's father was none other Jens "Tao" Nielsen, who mentored the young artisans. Today, Henri makes pipes under his own name, having also worked with Erik Nielsen, Tom Eltang, and Lasse Skovgaard. Sørensen's style owes much to Poul Ilsted's attention to line, as well the minimalism and organic nature of Eltang's and Skovgaard's work, respectively, though his particular combination of these elements is his own. This paneled Billiard is a fine example of Sørensen's work, featuring a pert, supple bowl rendered in an octagonal cross-section, resting on a rounded heel at the fore of a defined transition to a balanced round shank and tapered stem of cultured amber — a high-quality, amber-toned acrylic. Dressed in a rich auburn finish, the stummel boasts fine birdseye and cross grain all around the bowl.-Gabriel Bass
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.10 in./129.54 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Panel
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark