Peter Heding: Smooth Elephant's Foot Sitter with Horn Bamboo (Diamond)
Product Number: 002-362-0176
Yes, this beautiful tower of power sits. At three and a third inches tall, it not only sits, but does so with a seemingly impossible stability. From the very start, Dr. Heding displayed a natural affinity for this shape which seemed to approach the supernatural. Whether the overarching feel of a given Elephant's Foot leaned towards the liquid & ethereal, the floral, or even the architectural, he nailed the shape, and did so with virtually no repetition of execution. Yet again, this pachyderm's paw is unlike anything variation I have seen from Peter and (yet again) this Diamond grade could pleasantly stun at 20 paces. Could one ask for a finer crossgrain on the panels? How could one improve on those massive fields of birdseye on the front and back? Could there be a more inspired complement to the remainder of the form than that bamboo-inspired horn? Why am I asking question after rhetorical question? Because, at just this moment, my brain is pleasantly frozen.
-- R. 'Bear' Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.03 in./127.76 mm.
- Weight: 2.80 oz./79.38 g.
- Bowl Height: 3.30 in./83.82 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark