Becker: Smooth Dublin (Four Hearts)

Product Number: 002-007-0842

Third-generation Italian artisan Federico Becker has fashioned a compact, muscular Dublin in this rendition that fits into his angular shaping style. Swapping his signature sharply pointed heel for a crisp, yet slightly rounded version, the carver still adroitly implies a forward-urging disposition by imbuing the bowl with a broad, sloping rim. In profile, the rim seems to protrude past the fore, giving the piece a rather jaunty aesthetic.

Federico pairs the robust bowl to a gradually tapering, lithe stretch of shank and stem, a design cue often seen on Italian pipes. Neoclassic in design, the Italian artisan has crafted a stunning piece, its nuances offering plenty to admire, including a lightly stained stummel that unveils an almost startling display of fine, wispy flame grain across the bowl, with birdseye freckling the rim and base.

-Angela Robertson
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.19 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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