Scott Thile: Sandblasted Bent Egg with Celluloid (FH) (263)

Product Number: 002-615-0004

The neo-classical bent Egg/Brandy might well be my desert island shape; there's simply so many charming aspects about the shape that I lost count eons ago (there would have to be, or it wouldn't be my favorite shape, what?). One characteristic that always puts a smile on my face are the signature "cheeks" that form where the under travel of the round shank hooks up with the bowl. Did I say 'round shank'? (looks). Well, stuff my ears with jam and stake me to an anthill! Until this remarkable interpretation by Scott Thile, I assumed that the same effect couldn't have been pulled off with a square shank. I stand corrected. While hardly the first time that I have run into a juxtaposition of a square shank and a round bowl, Scott's election to 'run bold' with the size of the former fascinates the heck out of me, much in the way a lot of M.C. Escher's prints do. The white accent on the mount is a nice touch and, like all of Scott's sandblasting efforts, the grain is right-wicked.

--R. 'Bear' Graves

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.16 in./131.06 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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