Werner Mummert: Sandblasted Brandy Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-560-0300
Werner Mummert's pipe catalog boasts quite the stylistic range, from fairly reserved, traditionally inclined pieces to those that are wildly creative. This dynamic Brandy is a proud representative of the latter, showcasing the German artisan's considerable shaping and finishing skills.
The supple, rounded bowl displays a slight forward cant and gradual taper toward the rim, while below, a narrow panel begins mid-heel, the Danish-style softened lines of which continue to subtly flare through the underside of the shank and stem. The bowl's lower aft and low-set transition meld well together for a pronounced, seamless cohesion, with the negative space between bowl and the upwardly sloping shank resembling a lazy checkmark of sorts. A crisp ridgeline atop the arcing shank demarcates the two flanks, creating a triangular shape that's mirrored in the stem's tall base, when seen from the pipe smoker's vantage point.
This Brandy is wearing one of the carver's well-executed, natural-finished sandblasts, showcasing a stunning array of rippling horizontal grain on both bowl and shank, the tight-stacks orderly and concise. The rim and a trim vertical band at the shank end have been left smooth for textural contrast, with the cumberland mouthpiece pairing well with the stummel's hues.-Angela Robertson
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
- Weight: 2.06 oz./58.51 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Brandy
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany