Werner Mummert: Sandblasted Billiard

Product Number: 002-560-0142

A straight Billiard might isn't first shape you'd expect to see from Werner Mummert, the German carver perhaps better known for his wild and eccentric designs, such as his De Stijl Pokers and unique reverse Calabash pieces. That said, he can certainly knock a minimalist classic out of the park when the fancy strikes, as this handsome tanblasted example no doubt can attest. The sheer simplicity of the form has afforded Mummert the opportunity to showcase some of his subtler details of design and finish. The low-set, broad waistline of the bowl, for example, seems to nod to Danish influences, following a supple taper up to the rim. Likewise the transition features a touch of sweeping gesture for a more fluid silhouette overall, and the proportions are just spot on for such a classical piece. The real treat is the finish, however, Werner having lent this one an extra deep sandblast and a light blonde stain, revealing an array of craggy growth rings rippling about. He's matched the warm palette of the briar itself quite nicely as well, topping it off with a smoothly tapering saddle bit of muted ruby vulcanite.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.27 in./133.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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