American Estates: Rolando Negoita Sandblasted Freehand (2008)

Product Number: 004-009-14750

This Freehand from Rolando Negoita is a brilliantly creative and expertly sandblasted piece that calls to mind the Calumet shape in its execution, albeit in a more stylized manner. The Calumet, while not considered a "classic" pipe shape, is certainly not a new one. Its origins are found in Native American culture, with traditional versions often fashioned from stone. This rendition from Negoita, though, was carved from briar and is finished in a incredibly craggy sandblast, with well-defined ring grain radiating across the entire stummel. The bowl's forward cant is balanced by the shank's downturn while part of the shank continues through the bowl's fore, further contributing to this piece's distinctiveness. It's an impressively bold and muscular piece, with dimpled plateau oriented along the rim and adding even more texture to the overall presentation.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

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  • Length: 6.69 in./169.93 mm.
  • Weight: 2.24 oz./63.50 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.61 in./66.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.10 in./53.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.01 in./51.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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