Misc. Estates: Sabina Santos Smooth Dublin with Bamboo Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-008-8763

Portuguese artisan Sabina Santos started her career as a pipe maker with inspiration from the smoking habits of her husband, acquiring skill as an autodidact before embarking on a seven-week pilgrimage to Denmark where she studied under some of the most prolific artisans in the pipe world. This straight Dublin is from early on in her career and presents a wonderful opportunity for enthusiasts of her work to own a piece of Santos history. The stem here is a trim saddle that's been affixed to a stretch of bamboo spanning three knuckles of the pale grass, extending the shank quite nicely and adding a handsome bit of organicism to the composition. Santos has carved a bit of the vulcanite at the stem base and some of the briar on the right flank to continue a pair of divots in the material, further unifying the composition. The shank proper is quite trim, ebbing out of a wide transition to meet the bamboo at a thin ring of black vulcanite, the bowl standing atop a rounded heel and flaring very gently to the rim. Dressed in a warm auburn stain, this piece showcases some handsome grain up front, with rich contrast offered by the pale bamboo extension.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Charring Chamber Slightly Out Of Round

  • Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
  • Weight: 0.77 oz./21.77 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.44 in./36.58 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.19 in./30.23 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Portugal
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