Peter Heding: Smooth XL Mushroom (Diamond) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-362-0286
Peder Heding worked in a laboratory as a molecular biologist before becoming fascinated with the world of pipe making. Heding spent two years studying in the workshop of Tom Eltang, honing his skills and learning about the intricacies of the craft, before giving up his white coat to make pipes full-time. The Danish carver's influence is evident in Heding's portfolio, which showcases the same penchant for soft features, handsome smooth finishes, and elegant line work.
A rather striking design, this extra-large Mushroom features a boldly rendered, bulbous bowl with an inflated rim and a sleek taper towards the heel. The plump, upper proportions of the bowl lend it a gestural poise, as it reaches skyward away from the rest of the stummel. The shank flares gently coming out of the transition and broadens subtly across its length, with its underside flattened and extending into the heel of the bowl for a touch of architectural shaping. The shank's crisp lines offset some of the bowl's soft, rotund features in profile, while a saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite tops off the design and makes a gentle downturn for a comfortable smoking posture. This piece wears a warm, traditional smooth finish that emphasizes the handsome, flowing flame grain across the flanks of the bowl and the fetching birdseye across the rim and top of the shank. Offering a muscular in-hand presence and and dripping with charm, it's clear why Heding chose this piece to bear his prestigious Diamond grade, a designation the carver uses to denote pieces of exceptional shaping and excellent grain.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.62 in./168.15 mm.
- Weight: 2.90 oz./82.21 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.07 in./52.58 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark