German Estates: Rainer Barbi Smooth Bent Brandy (793) (1987-1992)

Product Number: 004-005-5116

A sleek, stately Brandy from German master Rainer Barbi, this rendition shows his particular style of soft muscularity, a gentle structure that is immediately recognizable from across the room as his work. The bowl stands upright with a demure taper to a well-defined base, rounding just slightly on the underside, and paired to a low-slung oval shank. The stem is a long taper of vulcanite, with a lighter accent of hardwood near its base and just enough downturn to qualify this otherwise straight pipe as a bent rendition. A warm traditional stain and smooth finish accentuate excellent vertical grain, with flames sweeping in uniform concert up the sides of the bowl. A decade after the legendary craftsman passed in 2011, and his pipes still live on as a tribute to both the quality of his work and the high collectibility of it.

- Joel Balyeat
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CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Stem Logo Worn Down Light Oxidation

STAMPING:
793
R.BARBI(SCRIPT/ARCHED)
HANDARBEIT(ARCHED)
  • Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
  • Weight: 1.09 oz./30.84 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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