German Estates: Rainer Barbi Smooth Bent Brandy with Boxwood (BX) (AB) (1998)
Product Number: 004-005-5171
Considered a beloved staple of German pipe making and artisan pipe making in general, Rainer Barbi passed away in 2011. Prior to his untimely passing, he developed a unique aesthetic that often utilized flowing curves and subtle lines. His style consisted primarily of classic, Danish-style shapes, flowing numbers with loads of supple, organic charm. Fashioned in 1998, this piece is a beautiful interpretation and an excellent representation of his shaping style. Sinuous of S-curve and featuring a gradually tapering shank-and-stem combination, the majority of the piece's visual weight is at the bowl. With prominent cheeking and a voluptuous base, the bowl's ergonomic feel in hand is a delight, elevated further by a crisp, fluting channel down the right flank. Tight streaks of flame grain wrap the bowl's rounded sides, making this a gorgeous piece from the late German carver.- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details
Smoked, But Rather Clean
- Length: 6.01 in./152.65 mm.
- Weight: 2.43 oz./68.95 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.25 in./57.15 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Brandy
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Germany