|Castello 4K Sea Rock Briar with Pi #14-278
|My guess, wild & stupid though it may be, is that the design on
the side of the bowl (and it is duplicated on the other side of
this carved pipe) was inspired by what is called 'branch wood,"
|meaning, simply, that a branch grew out of that part of the burl,
and when it was cut off to start boiling the briar burl, its grain
pattern is that round pattern you see, that some consider to be
soft and a negative and others, like David Field, consider to be
good and hard (it comes, after all, from the outer part of the burl,
which is much harder than the interior) & attractive. I throw my
lot in with David. But enough about me. This Is a Grp. 6 in size,
has a wide-open draw and takes a cleaner easily to the
chamber. Acrylic stem. New.
5.6" long, bowl 2.3" tall. Weight: 2 3/8 oz., 69 grams. $480.