Italian Estates: Becker Rusticated Opera (1979-1983) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-39245

The Becker legacy in pipe-making spans three generations. Fritz Becker initially started the family workshop as a complete autodidact, passing on his skills to his son Paolo and his grandson Federico. The family has German heritage, are inspired by Danish shapes, and produce pipes in Italy, manifesting a signature style that is uniquely Becker.

This Opera by Becker possesses a superbly thin form. The pert bowl resembles an iconic Billiard bowl in profile, but, from the fore, it is seriously slim, providing for a lightweight in-hand feel. Out back, the major axis of the ovoid shank is oriented vertically, keeping the profile proportional while maintaining the composition's feathery weight. A trim tapered stem brings up the rear, with two hardwood bands serving as elegant accents. Additionally, the stummel is dressed in a walnut-hued rustication, giving this pipe a rugged appeal.

--Zach Podl

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Chamber Carbonizing Finish Discolored

  • Length: 5.77 in./146.56 mm.
  • Weight: 1.92 oz./54.43 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Opera
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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