Castello: Collection Billiard with Silver Case and Presentation Box (78/99)

Product Number: 002-386-2761

Well, this is something unusual in the context of modern pipemaking, albeit not completely unheard of. Within an ornate presentation box, Castello has presented us with a gorgeous Collection Billiard, dressed in feathery licks of warm-hued flame, paired to a novel, solid silver pipe case, as part of a select, rarefied series of only 99 pieces. Similar to those that originally (to my knowledge) popped up in Victorian England for use with clay pipes, as well as Dunhill's walking cane, this handsome accessory has been fashioned just for this shape, the "16" Billiard, and it's quite impressive in its own right. Pipe-shaped in profile, the bowl's end is enclosed by a hinged cap which, when unclasped, opens another hinged door at the heel to reveal the inner-compartment. Each interior hard edge is lined with felt to keep the briar secure within, and it wears the workshop's moniker, silver hallmarks, and "78/99" emblazoned on the side of the shank-fuselage, along with the Castello symbol in perforated dots on the rim-cap. A sophisticated, seriously impressive presentation.

- Daniel Bumgardner

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy