|Barbi BC #102137BK (SOLD 7/15/18)
|It can get tiresome, and feel redundant, to have to talk so often
about the beautifully sculpted pieces of pipe makers with the
creative genius (genius might be a stretch, but maybe it isn't a
stretch, at all) of a Barbi. He has a never ending arsenal of
shapes upon which he can call and I'm not sure how he decides
what to carve, other than intuition and experience, which might
be one definition of creative genius for all I know. Almost
everyone else would have made the triangle shape of this bowl
more prominent. Here, Barbi employs a subtle, refined touch to
this difficult shape. This is a Grp. 6 in size, with wide-open draw
and construction that allows for the easy flow of a cleaner
through to the chamber bottom. The wood trim might be
boxwood. Vulcanite stem. Unsmoked.
5.85" long, bowl 2" tall. Weight: 1 7/8 oz., 53 grams. $650.