There is a documentary called ‘Degenerate Art: The Art and Culture of Glass Pipes’ that actually covers the history and relevance of Bob Snodgrass and his art, how it was first sold at Grateful Dead shows in the parking lot and helped grow borosilicate glass art. Bob invented many aspects of borosilicate glass art like fuming the glass with precious metals. A genuine Snodgrass is as much a piece of history as it is a piece of glass art.
This is the old style basic fumed hammer by Bob Snodgrass. This is initialed with an “S” for Snodgrass in the fuming on the bottom of the face. The can is shimmering blue with silver fuming. You can see the smiley face Bob hid in the fuming on the closeup photo of the face. He tucks little details like in all his pieces. Some of them only show up with the color change, and are invisible on a clean piece. There’s a few small fume and bubble millis on the can also. These are the most affordable signed pieces by Bob we’ve ever had. This will be a real scoop for someone out there. Beautiful fuming is thick all over and there are a lot of color hues on the can. This pipe has no carb on it. This is how the original style of hammer was made that used to be bounced off the pavement at Grateful Dead shows. 5.25 inches long, 2.4 inches high, and 1.25 inches wide makes this basic an average size. Amazing glass art from Bob Snodgrass and we all thank Bob for our Snoddy!
The details are many on a piece like this by Bob, and if you are lucky enough to get this piece we encourage you to get in touch with Bob and the @SnodgrassGlass_Official account on Instagram and ask them about your Snodgrass if you have questions.