Former: Smooth Bent Egg

Product Number: 002-017-0269

Hans "Former" Nielsen's aesthetic could be described as being defined by a juxtaposition of firm linework and smooth, sweeping curvature, and this bent Egg example practically epitomizes this approach. From the forward-poised, gestural bowl topped with a sweeping, cupped rim, to the gently tucked transition leading the eye to a languid trail of cylindrical shank, it's certainly an exercise in contrasting geometry, and one rendered in some seriously generous proportions. A single curved line defines the underside from bit to rim, while the turned base of the lightly down-turned saddle stem offers a sense of visual resolution, utilizing some implied negative space as a counter-point to the large bowl in profile. One of Former's warm contrasts highlights sweeping flame all around, along with a broad swath of birdseye on the underside. An impressive piece to be sure.

- Daniel Bumgardner

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 7.56 in./192.02 mm.
  • Weight: 2.85 oz./80.74 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.45 in./62.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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