Castello: Collection Great Line Bent Dublin (1982)

Product Number: 002-386-4617

While Castello is well known for crafting their pipes out of briar that has been aged for a decade, the pieces in the Great Line series stamped "1982" denote shapes crafted from select blocks of briar that were set aside that year to age and cure, making for rare and highly collectible designs. This bent Dublin is one such piece, featuring a hearty, gestural bowl that boasts a chamber capacity over two inches in depth. Possessing a flared, undulating rim and a lithe taper, the bowl of this piece sits atop a plump, sweeping heel that carries momentum through the muscular transition, across the flared rim, and through the arcing tapered stem of jet-black acrylic. The relatively trim proportions of the shank-and-stem combination offset the stout, muscular qualities of the bowl in profile, striking a sinuous S-curve and a comfortable smoking position. The bowl has a compressed aesthetic that lends it an oval shape when viewed from above, as well as offering a comfortable rotundness that fits well in hand. The stummel wears one of the Italian marque's honey-blonde smooth finishes, highlighting the gorgeous, tight-bands of flame grain that flow across the flanks of the bowl and the fetching whorls of birdseye that adorn the rim. Elegantly crafted and infinitely charming, this piece will make a welcome addition to any collector's rotation.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 6.51 in./165.35 mm.
  • Weight: 2.90 oz./82.21 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.39 in./60.71 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 2.05 in./52.07 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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