German Estates: Rainer Barbi Partially Sandblasted Bent Dublin (BA) (VK) (2007)
Product Number: 004-005-4628
A lovely, smaller sort of bent Dublin from late German master Ranier Barbi, this piece is evocative of the 70's work of Danish pipemaker Preben Holm. Ring-grain climbs up the walls of the bowl to bloom into craggy plateau at the rim, offering a heavy dose of texture as well as an organic aesthetic. Emphasizing the bowl's dramatic height, Barbi juxtaposes it against a flattened oval shank, and then finishes with a low profile saddle stem. Condition on this piece is quite good, with just a little bit of darkening to its rim.
- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details
r. barbi (Arched, In Script)
4.85/5 Minor rim darkening.
- Length: 5.25 in./133.35 mm.
- Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.37 in./60.20 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Partial Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany