Castello: Old Antiquari Apple (KK) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-386-5568

Italian workshop Castello has a rich history that stretches back to 1947 with its founding by Carlo Scotti, being established as one of the first Italian brands to offer high-quality handmade pipes to the general public. In the 1960s, following the addition of Luigi Radice and Peppino Ascorti to their team of carvers, Castello's pipes began to take on a form that was quite different from the Anglo-French classics that they and others had been producing. The Italian neoclassical style which they had begun to develop led not only to a shaping renaissance within Italy, but the production of a number of now-iconic profiles. This Apple is a startlingly timeless piece from the Italian workshop, presenting a balanced build that yet places the bowl at the forefront thanks to its plump outline. Said bowl is supple and rich with curvature throughout, its walls taking on an arcing taper to the rim out of the wide transition. From out of the transition, the slender shank tapers gradually into a black acrylic stem, continuing the taper to the button and placing further emphasis on the bowl. Dressed in the crisp sandblast and earthy stain of the Old Antiquari series, this pipe showcases handsome grain and offers a serious palette, a fitting dress for such a classic pipe.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.15 in./29.21 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Acrylic
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Italy
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