Italian Estates: Ascorti New Dear Bent Billiard (KS) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-41557

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 steeply curved tapered stem, the latter of which promotes a comfortable smoking posture. Measuring less than five inches long, this piece is a lightweight jaw hanger that's elevated by the unique New Dear finish, which lends a wealth of tactile detail to the composition and fosters a look reminiscent of melting wax.

--Davin Hylton

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CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Minor Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
ASCORTI
NEW DEAR
KS
HAND MADE
ITALY
  • Length: 4.73 in./120.14 mm.
  • Weight: 2.34 oz./66.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Rusticated
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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