Italian Estates: Ascorti Business Partially Rusticated Bent Billiard Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-42149

Ascorti is one of the most storied names in Italian pipe making. In 1959, Giuseppe Ascorti began working for Castello and then left to found his own workshop in 1969. Alongside Luigi Radice, Giuseppe founded Caminetto, where his son Roberto was first introduced to pipes. In 1980, Roberto was ready to get into pipe making as a profession, but the Caminetto workshop was full, so Roberto founded his own workshop and named it Ascorti. Soon after, Caminetto closed and Giuseppe came to work with Roberto at Ascorti, propelling the name to prominence. Ascorti pipes are best known for their bold proportions, handmade acrylic stems, and excellent smoking qualities. This bent Billiard by Ascorti boasts a plump, full-bodied bowl that stands at the fore of an upturned shank and a lengthy acrylic mouthpiece. The high-kicking shank-and-stem arrangement encourages a comfortable smoking posture and lends a pronounced verticality to the shape's profile. Dressing this piece is the craggy Business rustication, which lends a wealth of tactile detail to the composition, save for the shank, left smooth for contrast.

--Davin Hylton

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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Finish Worn From Buffing

  • Length: 6.69 in./169.93 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.58 in./40.13 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Partial Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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