BRAKNER Antique 125

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Denmark, 1960-70s

An very stylish and unusual freehand pipe from one of the most bright and mysterious Danish carvers, Peter Brakner.

Peter Brakner was born as Peter Micklson, but later changed this name to Brakner, most probably just for marketing purposes. The young carver got an excellent professional school, he began at the Teofil Suhr workshop in Copenhagen led by Sixten Ivarsson. Therefore it was not a miracle that the worldwide glory came to Brakner very soon, after the 1955’s World Championship of Pipe Smoking, where his pipe won. Unique Brakner’s micro-rustication technique (named “Antique”) was not repeated by any carver, and Peter Brakner didn’t show it to any pipe maker, that is why his pipes are so rare and collectable now. Brakner’s pipes were very well sold both in Denmark (many of them through W.O. Larsen shop) and overseas in USA (what was a very rare situation before Preben Holm’s success).

The pipe markings are “BRAKNER ANTIQUE \ DENMARK”, “HAND CUT. 125”. The length is 14.8 cm (5.83″), bowl’s height is 5.1 cm (2.01″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.5 x 3.8 cm (1.38 x 1.5″), internal diameter is 1.9 cm (0.75″). The depth is 4.4 cm (1.73″) and this pipe weights 41 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem (a little bit corrected, you may see the track under a bright light), no filter.

3 Responses

  1. Szilvia Brakner

    I’m Szilvia Brakner, the wife of the grandson of PeterBrakner. I would love to know more. And we have lots of early pipes in our home. Not for sale. But we would like them to be included in catalogues. Preben Brakner is my father in law-son of Peter Brakner. I can provide proof if needed. 🙂

    • vkpipes

      Hi Szilvia,

      thank you for yor kind message, I’ll respond soon by email.

      Have a nice day!

  2. Szilvia Brakner

    I’m Szilvia Brakner. Wife of Peter Brakner’s grandson. We have some early pipes. Not for sale, but would be nice to be included in a catalogue.

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