J. Alan: Sandblasted Tomato with Bamboo (1820) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-376-0365

Jeff Gracik of J. Alan Pipes made journeys at the beginning of his career to visit and study under Todd Johnson and Jody Davis, as well as Tonni Nielsen. He learned about the artistry and functionality of pipe making from those master carvers, and in subsequent years, Gracik has found massive success within the trade, his pieces some of the most highly sought after designs by discerning collectors the world over. This Tomato demonstrates Gracik's impeccable talent and naturalistic approach to shaping and finishing. The broad, squat bowl possesses a subtle forward cant and pinched fore that lends the piece an ebbing momentum in profile. The bowl is perched at the end of trim, pencil-thin shank-and-stem arrangement. The abbreviated shank is extended by three knuckles of bamboo, with each knuckle perfectly spaced between the transition and shoulders of the saddle stem for a sense of visual rhythm out back. The smoky, earth-toned sandblast that dresses the stummel draws out some radiating waves of growth rings across the flanks of the bowl, while the rim is left smooth for a dose of contrast. While lengthy, the overall design is quite lightweight, conforming well to the hand. Stylish and charming, this piece is sure to become a favorite within any collector's rotation.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.19 in./157.23 mm.
  • Weight: 1.26 oz./35.83 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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