German Estates: Rainer Barbi Smooth Bent Dublin (CA) (289) (1989)

Product Number: 004-005-5101

Rainer Barbi could carve just about anything, and was as comfortable with large, bowl-centric designs as he was with sinuous, lithe presentations such as the Dublin featured here. This piece was carved in 1989, more than 30 years ago, and demonstrates the timeless quality of the late artisan's work, as pertinent today as it was decades ago. The Dublin bowl is slightly pinched at the waist, offering easy gripping capabilities. The transition is smooth and gradual, flowing into the bowl in a fashion not unlike the Horn shape as it rises from the long and slender, softly curved shank, a curve that is inversely repeated with the downturned, tapered mouthpiece. The shank diminishes in diameter along the transition with careful nuance and continues into the stem where the line is interrupted by a single expansion ring at the base. The grain is commended by contrast stain that highlights the fine capillary structure of briar that terminates at the broad, oval rim in a spectacle of loose birdseye.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Stem Logo Worn Down

STAMPING:
R.BARBI(SCRIPT/ARCHED)
HANDARBEIT(ARCHED)
CA
289
  • Length: 7.03 in./178.56 mm.
  • Weight: 1.82 oz./51.71 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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