Italian Estates: Castello Aristocratica Great Line Fiammata Bent Dublin (1982) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-006-35087
During the period from 1968 to 1979, Castello founder Carlo Scotti produced a number of special pipes, called the "Aristocratica," that he gave only to close friends. Each of these briars bore a darkened rim and were individually recorded in a special book signed by both Carlo and the recipient. The Aristocratica are now as part of Castello's regular lineup, but with one important change: You no longer have to be a personal friend of the head honcho to get one. I've seen quite a few pipes before with "fumed" finishes — it's a look most prominent in the Italian school, if not terribly common these days. Castello, rather unsurprisingly, does a finer job of it than most, lending the rim and upper bowl a rich, smoky look while preserving the contrast of the primary finish along the flanks. This Great Line Dublin is particularly noteworthy given that, as expected, the stummel displays a handsome array of flame grain and is further elevated by the Fiammata appellation.- Chuck Stanion
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Scratches Around The Bowl
MADE IN CANTU'
Kino (in script, inside oval)
Carlo Scotti (in script)
- Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy