Castello: Aristocratica Great Line Bent Dublin Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-386-4821
During the period from 1968 to 1979, Castello founder Carlo Scotti produced a number of special pipes, called the "Aristocratica," that he gave only to close friends. Each of these briars bore a darkened rim and were individually recorded in a special book signed by both Carlo and the recipient. The Aristocratica are now part of Castello's regular lineup, but with one important change: You no longer have to be a personal friend of the head honcho to get one. I've seen quite a few pipes before with "fumed" finishes — it's a look most prominent in the Italian school, if not terribly common these days. Castello, rather unsurprisingly, does a finer job of it than most, lending the rim and upper bowl a rich, smoky look while preserving the contrast of the primary finish along the flanks. This Great Line Dublin is particularly noteworthy given that, as expected, the stummel displays a handsome array of flame grain.- Chuck Stanion
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.95 in./151.13 mm.
- Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.15 in./54.61 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy