Butz Choquin A Metz Origine 2 Smooth Spigot Estate Briar Pipe [SOLD OUT]

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With its origins in an 1858 collaboration between Jean-Baptiste Choquin and Gustave Butz, Butz-Choquin ultimately become one of the premier smoking pipe companies in 20th century France. The brand is known both for its stylish variations on traditional English-French shapes and for its exploration of atypical and elaborate finishes. The brand is also known for its collaborations with celebrated French pipe-makers, such as Paul Lanier and Alain Albuisson, who made some of Butz-Choquin’s highest-grade pipes for the company.

There’s an interesting story to this pipe, which, since you’re hear, I might as well tell you. The name, A Metz, or rather à Metz (English: “in Metz”), refers to Metz, the French city where Choquin and Butz first began their pipe-making venture. Origine (English: “origin”) has something of a double meaning, referring both to Butz-Choquin’s birthplace and this pipe, which is based on the first design the company produced. It is a bent, briar billiard, but it has a singularly long shank extension, silver trimmings, and a horn-like stem. The 1858 version used an albatross bone for the extension and horn for the stem, but this one is likely made from more ‘modern’ materials. In any case, it’s a beautiful, and very distinct, pipe.

The condition is good. It has some charring on the inner lip of the rim, but I don’t see any other issues that would be necessary to highlight.



Length: 8.5″ / 215.9mm

Bowl Width: 0.75 / 19.05mm

Bowl Depth: 1.35″ / 34.29mm

Weight: 1.6oz / 48g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used