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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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Small Scratches Around The Bowl Stem Logo Worn Down
R. BARBI (SCRIPTED AND 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