Alexander Hasty: Sandblasted Billiard with Ivorite Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-876-0017
Alexander Hasty is an American artisan who has a penchant for fluid shapes with a strong degree of visual momentum, often times taking inspiration from the soft-features and flowing line work of the Danish school of design. His straight Billiard interpretations, however, forego his gestural approach to shaping in favor of a more streamlined, structured aesthetic, as evidenced by this piece. The tall bowl features a sleek taper from the plump, softly rounded heel to the taut rim, in typical Danish fashion. The bowl's firm stature is balanced in profile by the rounded shank that extends from the low-slung, cheeking transition. The stummel wears a dark, low-profile sandblast that draws out whispers of growth rings that neatly stack up the bowl and accentuate its voluptuous shaping, while a saddle stem of blood-red vulcanite tops off the design and lightens the overall color palette. Accented by a light ring of Ivorite for further visual appeal, this compact piece comes in under five inches in total length, making it ideal for on-the-go smoking, with the broad base also enabling it sit quite sturdily.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.61 in./117.09 mm.
- Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States