German Estates: Rainer Barbi Sandblasted Billiard (ARCB)
Product Number: 004-005-5084
The most famous of German carvers in his day, Rainer Barbi passed in 2011, leaving behind a vast portfolio of his creative and wonderfully executed artisan compositions. This Billiard is among his most traditional, though it possesses Barbi's modifications in form and line. The heel is lifting, enhancing the organic style of the bowl, which rises in shapely contours and tall stature to the rim. The cross-grain orientation of the bowl places birdseye on the sides and vertical growth rings fore and aft, with a long, very gradual taper of shank and stem leaving a wide transition that provides an impression of one singular element.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening
r. Barbi (in script, arched)
- Length: 6.20 in./157.48 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany