Becker: Sandblasted Apple (Four Clubs) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-007-0851

While many of Federico Becker's Apple designs are low-slung and particularly pert of bowl, this piece from the third-generation carver presents a bit of a departure. The Italian artisan's usual crisply angular, jaunty heel remains, with the rather tall, rounded bowl displaying a strong forward cant and high, chamfered rim. Displaying less of a taper than is often seen in Federico's Apples, this stolid, plump bowl hints at a Danish influence with its supple curves. It's paired to a more lithe, gradually tapering shank and stem, the latter elegantly rendered in jet-black vulcanite. The natural stain of the stummel highlights some gorgeous growth rings that are tightly stacked, and should develop a warm patina, taking on tan, golden brown, and even pink colors as this pipe is enjoyed over time.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.96 in./125.98 mm.
  • Weight: 1.18 oz./33.57 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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