Manduela: Smooth Brandy with Bone

Product Number: 002-747-0003

Though Manduela's work is often celebrated for her Ilsted-inspired use of paneled shanks and bowl faces, she can certainly produce a beautiful Danish classic when the fancy strikes. This straight Brandy is an excellent example of that more conservative shaping style, featuring a broad, low-set waistline, a graceful, slightly curved taper up to the rim, and some wonderfully balanced proportions overall. Like many Manduela pipes, it's a smaller piece, weighing under thirty grams in total with an overall length of just over four and a half inches. That reserved scale and shaping style is, of course, compensated by a rather bold finish and color palette: a warm, strong contrast for the flame-grain-adorned stummel, a thin wafer of bone for accent, and a stem of olive-colored vulcanite. A truly beautiful piece.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.75 in./120.65 mm.
  • Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.68 in./17.27 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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