English Estates: Comoy's Highgate Spot Carved Bent Billiard (215) (pre-1980) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-37317

Progressing from boxwood to briar, the history of Comoy's pipe making is characterized by its strong familial ties. The marque's founder, Henri Comoy, took after his father Francois, who started fashioning pipes with his brothers in Saint Claude out of more rudimentary materials until he and his son Louis discovered the benefits of briar. In 1879, Henri brought his skills to London, where he set up a factory and served as a key figure in English pipe-making while working alongside his sons and nephews. With a comfortable jaw-hanging posture and a striking finish, this "215" bent Billiard from Comoy's is both a fashionable and functional rendition of the shape. The bowl stands pert and upright, its walls curving subtly as they travel from the rounded heel to the flat rim. Out back, a robust, sharply upturned shank adds a touch of muscularity to the piece, rising to meet a smartly bent saddle stem of jet-black vulcanite. Comoy's Highgate finish dresses the stummel, featuring an alternating pattern of smooth, supple faces and grooved, rugged surfaces beneath a fetching hazelnut stain.

- Joshua Carroll

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Stamping Worn From Buffing Light Oxidation

STAMPING:
COMOY'S
HIGHGATE
215
MADE (Arched)
IN
LONDON (Arched)
  • Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Spot Carved
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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