Jared Coles: Sandblasted Tomato with Horn (1953)
Product Number: 002-738-0056
In my personal experience, Jared Coles' Tomato shapes most often incorporate an expanding, upward-inclined shank in Ivarsson-esque tradition. Rarely, though, we find a piece, such as this sandblasted straight pipe, in which the shank maintains diameter until meeting the accent. Here that accent is a wonderfully grained and softly tapered fitment of horn, into which pushes the short saddle mouthpiece.
The rim is smooth, but because of the dynamic contrast of the stain, projects a visual impression of texture until running a finger over the gently rounded introduction to the tobacco chamber. The blast is medium deep and responsive under the finger pads, and the piece sits with able confidence. It's a remarkable composition from a carver I've been watching for a long while, enjoying his creative interpretations for the benefit of all interested in pipe design.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.03 in./127.76 mm.
- Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States