Antique Astleys Block Meerschaum Pipe

$450.00

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Description

Astleys was one of London’s most historic pipe and tobacco shops. Like many pipe tobacconists, its owners had pipes made specially to be sold under the shop’s name. Astleys pipes, however, were made by some of the premier pipe manufacturers and artisans in the UK, such as Dunhill, Charatan, Les Wood, and Ken Barnes and Barry Jones of James Upshall. As a result, Astleys pipes are prized for their quality, and as examples of the very finest British pipes.

Experience the unparalleled elegance of an antique Astleys pipe, a testament to timeless craftsmanship and refined taste. With a collection boasting both briar and meerschaum varieties, we have savored the privilege of owning many exquisite Astleys over the years. Astleys, renowned for sourcing only the most exceptional pipes, ensured that each offering met the highest standards of quality and aesthetic appeal.

Among our cherished acquisitions, this particular meerschaum pipe stands as a crowning jewel. Meticulously cared for by its original owner, it has attained a stunning patina and remains in impeccable condition. The bone tenon, a hallmark of authenticity, remains intact, while the amber stem provides a seamless fit, enhancing both comfort and visual allure.

Admire the intricacy of the carving, where every detail, from the man’s visage to the shank, is rendered with remarkable precision. Rich hues of deep crimson adorn the man’s face and the shank, transitioning seamlessly to a lustrous golden honey tone on the forehead and straw hat.

Presented in its original fitted case, emblazoned with the iconic Astleys logo, this pipe encapsulates a legacy of sophistication and sophistication. Whether adding to your collection or indulging in the pleasure of fine craftsmanship, this Astleys masterpiece promises a truly exceptional smoking experience.

 

Details:

Length: 5.4″

Bowl Width: 18.6mm

Bowl Depth: 1.5″

Weight: 1.4oz / 40g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used