Jess Chonowitsch: Sandblasted Tomato with Horn Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-367-0151

With over forty years of pipe-making experience, Jess Chonowitsch continues to craft some of the most superb, elegantly rendered works the craft has ever seen. Though his work possesses an effortless quality, the Danish carver is always striving for perfection, fashioning a design repeatedly in order to get the precise lines and proportions ideal for each shape. It's that dedication to the craft, even after all these years, even after his legacy is cemented in the eyes of his peers and new generations of pipe makers alike, that make Jess Chonowitsch's work so exemplary.

Though the Tomato is not a shape we often seen from the Danish artisan, its squat form fits well into Chonowitsch's prediction for minimalist, utilitarian designs and soft-features. The plump, low-slung bowl possesses a subtly pronounced heel that lends the piece a sense of dynamism in profile. The bowl is balanced proportionally by the rounded shank that extends from the tight-knit transition before giving way to a saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite, creating a sleek, seamless profile that draws the eyes across the length of the piece. The stummel wears a dark, low-profile sandblast that draws out growth rings that neatly stack up the bowl and accentuate its rotund shape, with the rim left smooth and stained a lighter color for a touch of contrast. A shimmering accent of horn adorns the shank end, its glimmering tones lending the composition further visual appeal. Quite compact in terms of size, coming in under five inches from end to end, this piece is perfect for on-the-go smoking, packing plenty of functional beauty in a demure package.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.61 in./117.09 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.16 in./29.46 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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