Age Bogelund AG Smooth Bent Apple Briar Pipe, Danish Estates
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Age (or rather, Åge) Bogelund is a somewhat less known carver from the 20th century Danish pipe-making tradition – though he was no less a master than his contemporaries. Originally, he worked for Viggo Nielsen’s Bari pipe company, being charged with making some of its higher-grade freehands. Later, Bogelund made pipes under his own name, each displaying a distinct style and talent, even among his celebrated Danish peers. Bogelund’s pipes have for a long time been coveted by collectors, though in more recent years, these creations have attracted a more popular enthusiasm.
This pipe is a little simpler than I’m used to seeing from Bogelund. That’s not a bad thing though. It’s a beautiful rendition of the Danish egg shape, with a masterful use of straight and flame grain all around the bowl, along with a slight contrast stain, used to accentuate the grain patterns of the briar. There’s even a kiss of plateau on the rim, which is less common for eggs like this one. Despite its simplicity, it’s quite distinct, even for a ‘Danish-style’ pipe.
The condition is great. There are a few handling marks on the bowl – perhaps fills that have worn out – but nothing major. A real gem from one of the more the mysterious Danish masters.
Bowl Width: 23.2mm
Bowl Depth: 2″
Weight: 2.2oz / 63g
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