Czech Republic, 1990-2000s
A middle grade pipe from the very interesting and perhaps the most famous modern Czech artisan Oldrich Jirsa (born in 1962). A really good piece of briar, no excessive staining (if any), stylish interpretation of the billiard shape, handsome use of the acrylic insert on the stem – a really nice product! The pipe has been lightly to moderately smoked, there’s still visible a trace of the bowl coat in the chamber. The air hole in the chamber is a little bit improperly centered , but not as much as to prevent from comfortable smoking: the chamber walls are quite thick.