Castello: 'Castello' Bent Pot (KKKK) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-386-4924
Scores of literature have been written on Castello's signature "55" design — the lovely bent Pot shape seen here. In fact, to many Castello aficionados, the simple mention of the number "55" will elicit a glimmer of longing in the eye or, at the very least, a casual smile. It's simply an unforgettable shape and one that has spawned countless facsimiles and clones. None have been able to achieve the poise and grandeur of the original "55," though, despite decades of attempts. This rendition from the Italian workshop closely adheres to that iconic archetype with its proud bowl, firm, jutting heel, and the graceful Prince-like bend to its stem. Adding to the desirability and collectability of this example, this piece wears the workshop's eponymous finish which, in this case, dresses the briar with a smoky contrast stain that reveals ample flame grain on the right flank of the bowl, while the rim and underside are awash with birdseye.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.43 in./137.92 mm.
- Weight: 2.60 oz./73.71 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.99 in./25.15 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Pot
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Italy