Castello: Aristocratica Bent Billiard

Product Number: 002-386-4412

The Aristocratica line of pipes from Castello is a tribute to a specific Castello production line from 1968 to 1979, wherein Carlo Scotti, founder of the Italian marque, crafted a small number of exclusive pipes to be given as gifts to personal friends. This bent Billiard may not be one of those special pipes, but it is possessed of unique features that liken it to them, most prominently its fumed rim. This particular example features a gently flared shank with plateau on the shank face and the rim of the bowl. This textured effect on the rim, coupled with the gradually darkening sienna stain, makes for a finish that resembles a fire reaching toward the rim, licking out with sharp plateau peaks, staining the briar with carbonization and artistically rendering a shape-chart standard with artisanal flair.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.57 in./141.48 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.96 in./49.78 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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