Sandblasted Tomato with Lacewood
This Tomato is a shape we have seen from him before in several variations, this Nosewarmer being on the short end of the spectrum, but also taller, with a high waistline that calls to mind an Acorn bowl. Ridgelines grow organically from the base of the bowl, running down the flanks of the shank in a manner simultaneously crisp and smooth.
The shank face is crowned with lacewood, the lighter material providing a nice contrast between the darker hues of stummel and stem,with the interior smoothly chamfered and boasting a thin gold-colored inlay. The stummel is dressed in a ruby stain and medium-depth sandblast, providing a welcome stimulation in hand and bringing out tight stacks of growth rings climbing the bowl. A compact piece, this pipe yet puts Florov's skill and design acumen on full display and deserves serious attention from any discerning collector.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.49 in./114.05 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States