Yuwei: Smooth Tomato with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-842-0002

Defined by a plump bowl, oval shank, and forward-urging sense of momentum, this Tomato from Yuwei Huang stands out as my personal favorite from this batch of Yuwei pipes. Compared to the Taiwanese carver's fare of organic, asymmetrical designs, this piece hews to the traditional Danish form, showcasing supple curves and smooth lines throughout. Full of dynamism, this design cue is achieved most prominently by the elongated shank's upward curl. The curve thrusts the bowl forward, lifting the heel, while out back it's balanced out by the slight recurve of the saddle stem. The superlative shaping is paired beautifully with a vivid contrast stain, highlighting straight grain all around the flanks with dense birdseye left to populate the entire underside.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.50 in./114.30 mm.
  • Weight: 1.66 oz./47.17 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.08 in./27.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Tomato
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Taiwan
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