Werner Mummert: Sandblasted Bulldog with White Ebony Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-560-0406

Werner Mummuert has curated an aesthetic that's highly sculptural and inspired by art and architecture movements from around the world, most notably the Bauhaus, Brutalist, Art Deco, and Modern Art movements. Mummert's penchant for extremely exacting line work is showcased extremely well across his signature renditions of the Bulldog, one whose silhouette immediately brings to mind Brutalist architecture. This reminiscence is mainly thanks to the remarkable firmness that suffuses nearly every aspect of this pipe's construction, primarily with regard to the diamond-shaped shank. This shank pushes out from a wide transition to meet a sleek saddle stem of black vulcanite, and the combination is possessed not only of a quadratic paneling, but an ovoid compression that expands its breadth significantly. This shaping detail makes for a more slender look in profile, though it affords the pipe an impressive muscularity from the smoker's perspective and a look like that of the Eskimo shape. Of the four ridges surrounding the shape, the topmost ridge flows into the bowl and evaporates at the transition, while the two lining the flanks lift as they meet the bowl, flowing up and over the flanks before descending at the fore. Here, the two are joined at the underside by an extremely short ridge before flowing back down the shank at the underside, creating a small, flattened panel that allows this pipe to sit fairly stably when balanced correctly. The bowl is nicely supported by this firm heel, and its walls flare out to a high-set waist, where an undulating ridgeline surrounds an understated taper to the rim and a unique, scalloped carving that draws the eye to the fore. Dressed in one of Mummert's shockingly crisp sandblasts, the stummel showcases a lovely array of rippling grain, with most of the briar finished in a vibrant, ruby-tinged stain: contrasted nicely by the rim's inky tones and an expressive multicolored accent band at the stem base.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.87 in./123.70 mm.
  • Weight: 1.57 oz./44.45 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.69 in./17.53 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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