Tine Balleby: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Boxwood Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-947-0006

The daughter of Danish artisan Kurt Balleby, Tine Balleby was initially hesitant to follow in her father's pipe-making footsteps. However, after some encouragement, Tine Balleby crafted her first pipes and found the results incredibly fulfilling. She soon developed remarkable technical skills, an eye for briar grain, and a signature style that draws on her father's influence and showcases her unique artistic affinities. Tine Balleby's pipes often feature crisp, faceted shanks and dynamic, gestural profiles, both design cues of the neoclassic Danish school. Furthermore, she dresses her works in vibrant chestnut smooth finishes and rugged sandblasts, which, along with her stellar shaping skills, highlight briar grain to its utmost degree.

This bent Apple by Tine Balleby possesses a plump bowl, its walls tapering as they rise to the rim that is perched ever-so-slightly toward the fore, manifesting a subtle, forward-urging dynamism. Out back, the well-bent shank meets the bowl at a broad transition that extends from the bowl's midsection to the nadir of the bowl, and the transition's sharp cheeking is made less pronounced by the rugged sandblast that dresses the stummel. The stummel also features several textural and visual flourishes, namely the walnut smooth finish on the rim and shank end and the bright boxwood band at the junction, offering a wealth of compositional diversity one will surely appreciate.

--Zach Podl
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.08 in./129.03 mm.
  • Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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