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Italian Estates: Castello Sea Rock Briar Bent Billiard (KKKK)

Product Number: 004-006-29348

One of my favorite aspects of Castello's approach to pipe making is their way of combining muscular, neoclassically inclined bowls with elegant, trim stretches of shank and stem. While the bowl commands much of the piece's visual weight, it's only possible due to the workshop's expert Italian way of handling shape chart standards and knowing how to style the proportions of each piece. That is readily evident here with this burly bent Billiard, a rendition that takes particularly well to Castello's signature Sea Rock rustication, accentuating the bowl's masculine nature and balancing it with the gracefully bent stem out back. The stummel's rugged texture provides an abundance of rich texture in hand and is complemented by a rusticated briar band along the stem base.

- Jeffery Sitts

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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Minor Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
CASTELLO
SEA ROCK BRIAR
MADE IN CANTU'
ITALY
KKKK (In Oval)
CARLO (Arched, In Oval)
SCOTTI (Arched, In Oval)
  • Length: 4.80 in./121.92 mm.
  • Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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