Italian Estates: Baldo Baldi Smooth Bent Egg Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-35244

The late Italian carver Baldo Baldi leveraged his background as an architect to craft some truly handsome pipes. Baldi was an esteemed and well-respected artisan who had high standards for his pipes, only utilizing briar that had been aged for 20-25 years. This bent Egg is a fine example of his exacting shaping and refined engineering. Rendered in dramatic neoclassical proportions, this piece boasts a tall bowl that is thrust at the fore of the composition by a sharply lifted heel. The bowl fills the palm with girth and houses a rather broad and deep chamber within its thick, softly contoured insulating walls. The boxy shank adds some firm, structural lines to the composition and flares upward from the low-set transition into a demurely curved mouthpiece of white acrylic. A warm auburn smooth finish dresses the stummel and highlights fine wisps of flame grain across the flanks of the bowl.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Charring Around The Airway Chamber Slightly Out Of Round

STAMPING:
B.Baldi (in script)
(Pipe and Crown stamp)
  • Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
  • Weight: 3.00 oz./85.05 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.32 in./58.93 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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