Italian Estates: Il Cerchio Sandblasted Bulldog (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-006-42382

Meaning "The Circle" in Italian, Il Cerchio pipes are handmade by Angelo Del Prete, showcasing a shaping style that draws from inspirations around the world, though this Bulldog boasts a timeless, thoroughly Anglo-French charm to it. Rendered in an impressively squat silhouette, this piece showcases a wealth of breadth about its bowl, the firm, pointed heel supporting walls that flare out to a high-set waistline marked with a single ridgeline. This ridge additionally denotes a sleek taper to the rim, completing the bowl's iconic look while keeping it broader than it is tall. This added breadth places a good bit of focus on the bowl, though the shank and stem balance this nicely, their diamond shape offering a touch of muscularity at the aft side of the pipe. Two of the ridges that define the shank's shape continue through the transition, a pair at the flanks that curls up over the flanks of the bowl and descends at the fore to meet and form the shank's lowermost ridge. Dressed in a crisp sandblast, this pipe is left bereft of stain, allowing natural patination to color the stummel as it's smoked, all while the cumberland stem offers handsome contrast.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details


(Pipemakers Stamp)
ITALIA (Arched)
  • Length: 5.07 in./128.78 mm.
  • Weight: 0.99 oz./28.12 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.06 in./26.92 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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