Todd Johnson: Smooth Cup and Ball with Antique Bakelite (Phalanx) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-194-0087

One of Todd Johnson's more evocative shapes, this "Cup and Ball" not only presents a beautiful piece of functional pipe design, but does it in a way that calls to mind something very personal from many of our childhoods — evoking that classic game we've all played at one time or another. He's accomplished this by keeping the overall shape clean and reserved, pairing an Acorn/Dublin like bowl to a subtly flaring, beautifully arcing shank. This minimalism works inversely as well, in turn lending more visual weight to the singular complexity in the composition: the channel and line circumnavigating the transition and visually segmenting bowl from shank. All together, it makes for a beautiful synergy in the overall composition — well balanced throughout and still very comfortable in hand. Just a beautiful, very personal piece, one I would have no qualms adding to my collection.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.54 in./140.72 mm.
  • Weight: 2.02 oz./57.15 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Stem Material: Other
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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