|Ed Burak Connoisseur #117166AG (SOLD 2/17/19)
|One thing about Ed, and Ed's pipes...they don't leave you
speechless, by which I mean, they ae not bland and unworthy
of comment. Quite the opposite. So, here you have a shape
that might well be uniquely his, with two alabaster-like (or
maybe they are, indeed, alabaster) discs inserted into the bowl
bottom for a reason beyond my ken. Certainly the bowl seems
thick enough at that spot so as not to be prone to a burnout.
Maybe it's simply a design element from the mind of an artist.
The draw is open, the stem in A-1 condition but due to the
shape of the bowl, it has a small chamber, which is OK for a lot
of the tobaccos in use now. However, as well as I can clean
inside the shank & stem drafts, I am unlikely to be able to do
much inside that small chamber. Also, note the chip that is
missing from the thin edge of the rim. One more, important in
my mind, fact about Ed. He hung in there & had the very last
pipes-only retail shop in the U.S., unless somebody can tell me
different. Vulcanite stem. Used.
7.5" long, bowl 1.25" tall. Weight: 1 3/8 oz., 40 grams. $175.