Italian Estates: Castello 'Castello' Paneled Billiard (KK) (2019)

Product Number: 004-006-32029

A defining characteristic of many Italian pipes is the dramatization of classic proportions, and Castello excels at such design cues. This paneled Billiard from Castello is an Italian neoclassic interpretation of the traditional Anglo-French Foursquare design. Like English renditions, it's bold and neatly paneled; however, the Italian workshop has thickened the shank considerably, giving it a slight taper toward the stem, contrasting the swift taper of the stem itself and balancing the visual weight of the bowl via a unified muscularity. In contrast, an English marque would most likely have kept the lines of the shank straight and free of taper. This rendition is handsomely dressed in a deep walnut contrast stain, giving the pipe a singular look which is further commended by an angular grain pattern, allowing birdseye to run from the bottom of the shank end to the top, splitting the fore with a trim line and crowning the rim.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details

Smoked, But Rather Clean

(castle stamp)72
  • Length: 4.49 in./114.05 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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