Ed Burak Connoisseur Smooth Bent Dublin Sitter Estate Briar Pipe [SOLD]

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Known as the “dean of American pipe designers” Ed Burak was not a pipe-maker per se. Rather, Burak was someone who worked with the master carvers of his time to bring his distinct ideas of what a pipe could be to life. As the owner of the Connoisseur Pipe Shop, Burak designed freehand pipes so singularly representative of pipe-making as an artistic endeavor, that many of the resulting works ended up in New York’s Museum of Modern Art.

One of the recurring motifs in Ed Burak’s ‘Connoisseur’ pipes is what has become known as the ‘saxophone.’ As can be seen with this one, the drastic curvature of the shank from its end to the pipe’s base, along with the bowl’s funneled lines, creates something reminiscent of a brass instrument. It is a bold design, and one that necessitates a master carver to pull it off successfully. Thankfully, Burak had connections with plenty of those.

The condition is great. There’s some inner rim darkening, and one or two light handling marks, but nothing significant to be aware of.



Length: 5.3″ / 134.6mm

Bowl Width: 0.90 / 22.86mm

Bowl Depth: 1.36″ / 34.54mm

Weight: 2.1oz / 62g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used