This is a beautiful work from Peter Matzhold. It’s from the collection of Ed Jurkiewicz one of of America’s early artisan makers. His pipes were called “E. Andrew.” Ed passed away this last January and I’ve been asked to sell the collection.
I’m aware, of course, that Peter Matzhold is Austrian and not German or Danish, but I didn’t want this beauty to get lost on the “Other Briars” page. The stem is free of tooth marks. Finish is virtually flawless. There is a notch of the inner rim. (See photos). Beautiful birdseye on the base of the bowl. Nomenclature could be stronger but is entirely legible. The grade is “F.” Matzhold’s grading runs from “A” to “G” (ascending) plus is highest grade, “CU.” The pipe will come in a leather “E. Andrew” pipe bag.
Length: 6 1/2 Inches
Height: 2 1/4
Weight: 1.7 Ounces