German Estates: Rainer Barbi Smooth Bent Pot (1981-1987)

Product Number: 004-005-5093

This is an unusual shape for Rainer Barbi, who passed away in 2011. His bowls are typically taller, so it's exciting to see a vertically compressed form such as this. It's long, however, in contrast to its short stature, and offers a sinuous grace as the understated shank-and-stem combination taper away from the tight transition. The bowl is oval lengthwise, and the rim is carefully beveled in a curve toward the tobacco chamber. The pencil shank leads to a long, tapered mouthpiece, which contributes to its overall length of 6.36 inches, and turns downward in a slight act for balance. Barbi started using nomenclature stamps in 1987, and this pipe does not have stampings, so it's most likely a piece made before that date. The stem logo is somewhat worn, and there are some small scratches to consider, but overall it's in fine shape.

- Chuck Stanion
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Small Scratches Around The Bowl Stem Logo Worn Down

STAMPING:
R. BARBI (SCRIPTED AND ARCHED)
HANDARBEIT (ARCHED)
  • Length: 6.36 in./161.54 mm.
  • Weight: 1.38 oz./39.01 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Pot
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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