American Estates: Rolando Negoita Smooth Freehand (2011)

Product Number: 004-009-14734

When thinking about Rolando Negoita's overall body of work, the first forms to come to mind are likely his more tubular Conducta pipes, a series of reverse-Calabash designs which actually helped popularize the style in modern pipe making. That said, Negoita's aesthetic is wide-ranging and vast, drawing inspiration from both the natural world, art and antiquity, and modern Industrial design alike. This Freehand is a somewhat reserved piece from Rolando as it closely resembles a Dublin in profile thanks to its dramatically flaring bowl. However, it's the ridgeline that wraps around the shank along the bowl's far side that pushes this design into Freehand territory. That ridgeline even continues into the base of the stem that Negoita shaped to perfectly align with the rest of the composition. It's an exceptional example of Rolando's talent and craftsmanship, demonstrating his skills at fashioning designs that are complex yet cohesive.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

Chamber Carbonizing Light Oxidation

ATELIER (script)
  • Length: 5.49 in./139.45 mm.
  • Weight: 1.92 oz./54.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.16 in./54.86 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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