Castello: Aristocratica Great Line Bent Billiard

Product Number: 002-386-3788

During the period from 1968 to 1979, Castello founder Carlo Scotti had produced a number of special pipes, called the "Aristocratica", that he gave only to close friends. Each of these briars were characterized by their factory darkened rim, and were individually recorded in a special book, signed by both Carlo and the recipient. While this Great Line bent Billiard is not one of those specific pieces, it still features the same darkened rim and expert craftsmanship as the originals, paying homage to the workshop's founder and his generosity. The result is a thoroughly Italian-style briar — replete with a fumed rim, bowl-centric proportions, and the stretched style of S-curve that has come to define Castello's bent pieces. Rugged, dimpled plateau adorns the rim and shank face, seamlessly blending with the distinctive finish and imbuing the timeless shape with organicism.

- Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.22 in./132.59 mm.
  • Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.19 in./55.63 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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