Yuwei: Rusticated Tomato with Horn Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-842-0059
Taiwanese artisan Yuwei Huang takes inspiration from the Danish and American school of design, producing pipes that are at once muscular and curvaceous. This Tomato elegantly showcases his distinctive style, its gentle contours and gestural poise immediately capture the eye. As is typical for the form, the bowl here boasts a wide stance and a pronounced upward taper, with the broad rim ballooning out at the lifted heel. Said heel lends a touch of dynamism to the bowl's posture, thrusting it forward and outward, while the shank-and-stem arrangement strikes an opposing trajectory.
The trim shank exits the low-set transition and tapers subtly into a gorgeous accent of horn, which quickly gives way to a demurely curved mouthpiece of jet-black vulcanite. The horn's black and cream hues add a touch of vibrancy to the shape's silhouette and act as a natural bridge between the stummel's auburn complexion and the stem's shadowy coloration. A crisp rustication dresses the stummel and lends a wealth of tactile detail for the fingers to admire, with the trim and shank end left smooth for contrast.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.83 in./122.68 mm.
- Weight: 1.78 oz./50.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.24 in./31.50 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Rusticated
- Material: Briar
- Country: Taiwan