Danish Estates: Jess Chonowitsch Smooth Billiard

Product Number: 004-150-0017

Since the late 19th century, a humorous aphorism has been attributed to a variety of sculptors about what was necessary to produce a great piece of art. I like the Michelangelo version, so I shall tell that one: Upon seeing a statue of the David, an impressed onlooker is said to have remarked to the great man himself, 'What a labor it must have been to carve something so beautiful from a slab of marble!' To which Michelangelo replied, 'On the contrary; it was very simple. I just removed everything that wasn't David.'

Among Jess Chonowitsch's many gifts, perhaps his greatest is the ability to take a block of briar and remove everything that isn't a Billiard. And so many Billiards founder on exactly this point, either too much having been taken away or too much having been left. This specimen, with its perfectly rendered bowl and gently tapering shank gets it just right, as Jess so often does.

-Joshua Burgess
Loading the player ...


Your Price


Ask a question about this product.

The pipe you see is the pipe you receive. Click here to see our photography process.

& Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening

  • Length: 137.92mm
  • Weight: 36.29g
  • Bowl Height: 46.23mm
  • Chamber Depth: 39.12mm
  • Chamber Diameter: 19.05mm
  • Outside Diameter: 37.85mm
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Denmark