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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by SlowToke » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:53 pm

JMG wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:48 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:38 pm
How about this handsome fella:
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Premal?
You got it! I thought that one was going to be tougher than that.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by wosbald » Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 pm

+JMJ+
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:29 pm
The clue was easy but identifying the pipemaker based on the pipe was not. I would say this is not his best work. The stem by itself is very nice but the bowl shaping is a bit rough; especially the transition from shank to bowl. That, and the ivory shank ring is way too wide and proud. Another thing that bothers me about this pipes is that the diameter of the stem saddle is significantly smaller than the diameter of the shank. It looks wrong. Is this one of his earlier pipes? His more recent work is much more tight.
It's called a "liminal billiard", by which, I assume that it's meant to be somewhat roughly hewed. An inchoate billiard. Caught in the process of transitioning toward billiard from some ambiguous archeform.




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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by SlowToke » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:03 pm

wosbald wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 pm
+JMJ+
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:29 pm
The clue was easy but identifying the pipemaker based on the pipe was not. I would say this is not his best work. The stem by itself is very nice but the bowl shaping is a bit rough; especially the transition from shank to bowl. That, and the ivory shank ring is way too wide and proud. Another thing that bothers me about this pipes is that the diameter of the stem saddle is significantly smaller than the diameter of the shank. It looks wrong. Is this one of his earlier pipes? His more recent work is much more tight.
It's called a "liminal billiard", by which, I assume that it's meant to be somewhat roughly hewed. An inchoate billiard. Caught in the process of transitioning toward billiard from some ambiguous archeform.
Sounds like you're describing lipstick on a pig but with fancy words. :lol:

I'm going to start using that excuse for my early crappy billiards. hehe
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by wosbald » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:13 pm

+JMJ+
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:03 pm
wosbald wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:29 pm
The clue was easy but identifying the pipemaker based on the pipe was not. I would say this is not his best work. The stem by itself is very nice but the bowl shaping is a bit rough; especially the transition from shank to bowl. That, and the ivory shank ring is way too wide and proud. Another thing that bothers me about this pipes is that the diameter of the stem saddle is significantly smaller than the diameter of the shank. It looks wrong. Is this one of his earlier pipes? His more recent work is much more tight.
It's called a "liminal billiard", by which, I assume that it's meant to be somewhat roughly hewed. An inchoate billiard. Caught in the process of transitioning toward billiard from some ambiguous archeform.
Sounds like you're describing lipstick on a pig but with fancy words. :lol:

I'm going to start using that excuse for my early crappy billiards. hehe
I dunno. He's made a whole series of liminal billiards (dunno how many or how popular, though).

This one was 2008, BTW.




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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by JMG » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:20 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:53 pm
JMG wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:48 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:38 pm
How about this handsome fella:
Image
Premal?
You got it! I thought that one was going to be tougher than that.
I can spot Premal's stuff out of 100 pipes in no time. I really like his aesthetic. Jesse Jones too.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by JMG » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:29 pm

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And go...
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by SlowToke » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:31 pm

wosbald wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:13 pm
+JMJ+
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:03 pm
wosbald wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:57 pm
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 7:29 pm
The clue was easy but identifying the pipemaker based on the pipe was not. I would say this is not his best work. The stem by itself is very nice but the bowl shaping is a bit rough; especially the transition from shank to bowl. That, and the ivory shank ring is way too wide and proud. Another thing that bothers me about this pipes is that the diameter of the stem saddle is significantly smaller than the diameter of the shank. It looks wrong. Is this one of his earlier pipes? His more recent work is much more tight.
It's called a "liminal billiard", by which, I assume that it's meant to be somewhat roughly hewed. An inchoate billiard. Caught in the process of transitioning toward billiard from some ambiguous archeform.
Sounds like you're describing lipstick on a pig but with fancy words. :lol:

I'm going to start using that excuse for my early crappy billiards. hehe
I dunno. He's made a whole series of liminal billiards (dunno how many or how popular, though).

This one was 2008, BTW.
Don't mind me; I can't look at pipes without a critical eye. It makes it rough as a maker because I'm rarely pleased with my work.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by SlowToke » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:32 pm

No idea. Is it Russian?
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by wosbald » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:36 pm

+JMJ+
SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:31 pm
Don't mind me; I can't look at pipes without a critical eye. It makes it rough as a maker because I'm rarely pleased with my work.
Oh, I don't mind you whatsoever. I was just trying to answer your questions with the very limited info I have.




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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by JMG » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:43 pm

SlowToke wrote:
Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:32 pm
No idea. Is it Russian?
Nope. Here's a hint...he left his home country and now lives/and works in a totally different region.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by JohnnyMcPiperson » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:08 am

SlowToke wrote:The clue was easy but identifying the pipemaker based on the pipe was not. I would say this is not his best work. The stem by itself is very nice but the bowl shaping is a bit rough; especially the transition from shank to bowl. That, and the ivory shank ring is way too wide and proud. Another thing that bothers me about this pipes is that the diameter of the stem saddle is significantly smaller than the diameter of the shank. It looks wrong. Is this one of his earlier pipes? His more recent work is much more tight.
I concur, I'm not a fan of that pipe at all...


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Post by SlowToke » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:06 am

It's not a Florov is it? Seems too tame and not his style.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by JMG » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:17 am

SlowToke wrote:
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It's not a Florov is it? Seems too tame and not his style.
Nope. Another hint...think split personality.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by hugodrax » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:26 am

JMG wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:17 am
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Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:06 am
It's not a Florov is it? Seems too tame and not his style.
Nope. Another hint...think split personality.
I did not make that pipe.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by durangopipe » Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:24 am

Eder Mathias
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by JMG » Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:12 am

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Eder Mathias
Bingpot.
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by durangopipe » Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:38 pm

JMG wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:12 am
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:24 am
Eder Mathias
Bingpot.
I have to admit, without the Dr. Hyde allusion I'd never have guessed it.

Okay . . .
This one will likely be super easy or incredibly difficult.

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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by UncleBob » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:54 pm

Stanwell, probably Majestic finish, 114
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by hugodrax » Sun Aug 27, 2017 2:55 pm

JMG wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:12 am
durangopipe wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 9:24 am
Eder Mathias
Bingpot.
Qu'est que c'est, le "bingpot?"
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Re: guess the pipe brand or maker...

Post by durangopipe » Sun Aug 27, 2017 3:16 pm

UncleBob wrote:
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:54 pm
Stanwell, probably Majestic finish, 114
Bingo.
Well, super easy, as it turns out.

This one was stamped Danish Sovereign 144 by Stanwell.

There doesn't seem to be a lot of consensus regarding the Stanwell 144. Standard shape, or not? Desigened by Sixten Ivarsson or a number given to one-offs?

I like this one.

Good job UB.

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