Clark Layton: Smooth Pear

Product Number: 002-781-0024

Clark Layton's Pear designs are similar to his Acorn renditions, featuring the same, softly flaring bowl and gently rounded rim; however, his Pears lack the defining, protruding heel spurs of his Acorns. Forgoing said heel spur, this piece offers a more smooth-lined profile, the lines of the shank curling seamlessly into the bowl's fore, the angle supple thanks to the forward-canted posture of the bowl. A unique stylistic juxtaposition defines this Layton pipe — the organic form of the bowl contrasted starkly by the diamond shank's crisp lines and architectural motif. These seemingly disparate aesthetics, though, combine beautifully thanks to Clark's deft shaping, maintaining the composition's coherence and putting an individualistic spin on the shape. Adding to that, we don't see many smooth pipes from the American carver, making this piece all the more special with its contrast-stained flame grain conforming to the bowl's shape in a beautiful display.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.80 in./147.32 mm.
  • Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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