Castello: Flame Bent Dublin with Presentation Box (03.20)

Product Number: 002-386-3864

One of Castello's most limited production lines, the Flame series sees less than half a dozen pieces produced each year. As the name suggests, these pipes are decorated in a carved finish of striking flames, with every piece fashioned from the highest quality briar. For a number of years, the same artisan in Castello's workshop was responsible for the Flame line. His retirement, though, introduced a new artisan and, thus, a slightly different style of carving. Previously, the fiery finish was rendered in a more broad-sweeping, relief style — the flames all sharing much of the composition, separated only once they came to their particular, licking points of flame. In this iteration, though, the aesthetic changes somewhat — the tendrils of flame being rendered in a much more slender, individual sense of detail.

This particular bent Dublin is stamped "03.20," denoting that only 20 total pieces were fashioned for this run of the Flame series, of which this is number three. The sleek, blazing motif adorns the lower bowl, and from out of the inferno rises a flaring bowl, the rim studded in rugged plateau, while the shank flares from the raised transition in a dramatic profile. It all comes proudly showcased in its own presentation box, the case having been afforded the same expert craftsmanship and consideration as the pipe it houses. Paneled in neat sections of briar, the case features a lively display of grain all around in geometric arrangement. An absolutely stunning piece from the revered Italian workshop, this Flame is a must-have for a serious collector of Castello pipes.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.38 in./162.05 mm.
  • Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.46 in./62.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.11 in./53.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.93 in./23.62 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Carved
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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