Lasse Skovgaard: Smooth Acorn with Moose Antler

Product Number: 002-327-0678

Over the course of his career as an artisan pipe maker, Lasse Skovgaard's various Acorn renditions have become signature shapes within his vast portfolio with each interpretation serving as a testament to the Danish carver's skill and creativity with a singular shape. While each rendition is characterized by a similarly sweeping S-curve, pinched shank, and high-waisted bowl, they're all simultaneously different in their own unique, individual ways. This particular piece is among the most striking to date and serves as an excellent representation of Skovgaard's talents.

The vertically compressed aspect of the shank is subtle, most apparent when viewed aerially but maintains its sense of sweeping curvature throughout its entirety. The shank serves to lend the bowl a perched disposition, appearing to organically sprout from out of the transition and gradually flaring to its high-set waistline. Proportionally large in relation to the other elements, the bowl is marked by supple curves and is voluptuous when cradled in the palm. A pair of ridgelines emerge along the bowl's lower left flank and wrap around the left side before seamlessly blending with the rim's shaping. Those lines add some texture to an otherwise smooth piece and remind me of a heart in profile due to the way they curl and expand before merging together at the rim. Of particular note on this offering is the moose antler accent band that adorns this piece — the first time we've seen Lasse utilize the medium. Its pale hue offers some tasteful contrast between the jet-black stem and the stummel's warm, vibrant contrast stain. A brilliant piece from Skovgaard that will undoubtedly be a treasured part of any collection it graces.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.79 in./147.07 mm.
  • Weight: 2.00 oz./56.70 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.06 in./52.32 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Acorn/Pear
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark
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