Lasse Skovgaard: Smooth Bent Dublin Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-327-0790
A sleek bent Dublin from Danish artisan pipe maker Lasse Skovgaard, this pipe offers a sinuous profile and the softened, gestural shaping cues often present in Skovgaard's work. A second-generation pipe maker, Lasse is the son of Benni Jørgensen and polished his craft working alongside Teddy Knudsen in the W.Ø. Larsen workshop. He now produces fine pipes under his own name with an organic style all his own, as evidenced by this piece.
The bowl here flares generously, expanding outward as it grows tall, with thick walls that offer a reassuring feel in hand. These walls sit below a firm ridgeline which additionally marks the start of a domed curve leading to a soft chamfer into the chamber. The transition is smooth and wide, sweeping into the ovoid shank as it begins its elegant, curling taper upward, the gentle diminution continuing into the base of its mouthpiece. Said mouthpiece comprises a jet-black vulcanite saddle that's sleekly-lined and demurely curved through the bit, the combination of shank and stem keeping the shaping out back softly sinuous and wonderfully gestural. A warm, smooth, walnut-hued finish allows the grain to sing, and Lasse has shaped the briar expertly to it so we can see clear, beautiful notes of flame grain on the flanks and birdseye packing the rim.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.37 in./136.40 mm.
- Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Denmark