Italian Estates: T. Cristiano Rusticated Bent Brandy with Horn

Product Number: 004-006-24855

Thomas Cristiano arrived in the U.S. from Italy when he was a teenager, and immediately found work as a pipemaker in the Kaywoodie factory in Peekskill, NY. He worked and saved, until after a few years he moved to Tampa and opened his own pipes and accessories distribution company, specializing in Italian products, from which he designed several new lines of pipes, some made in Tampa, some in Italy. The Cristiano line of pipes was mainly made in Italy, with a few made by Thomas himself in Tampa, or by his brother, Renato. He passed away in 2005 at age 53, and it's always pleasing when his pipes arrive here, like this substantial bent Brandy that's covered in a rugged rustication and accented by a band of genuine horn.

- Chuck Stanion

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Scraping In The Chamber Mild Chamber Carbonizing Charring Around The Airway

STAMPING:
T. Cristiano (In Script)
HAND MADE IN ITALY
  • Length: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
  • Weight: 2.46 oz./69.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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