Butz Choquin Supermate 1325 Estate Briar Pipe
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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.
This is an oddly Danish shape from France’s Butz Choquin. It reminds me a little of some of the Georg Jensen designs – though, it is said that, during the Danish boom of the mid-20th century, several Danish artisans did create designs for the major French makes. Perhaps this is one of them. In either case, it is very lovely, and incredibly light in weight. The pipe is a beautiful, blonde-stained stack, with a pear-shaped bowl. The grain is superb, with plenty of tight, bird’s-eye patterns amidst a swirling cross grain.
The pipe’s condition is pristine. It hardly looks smoked at all. The vulcanite stem is without tooth marks, the bowl is without handling marks, and even the rim is without any indication that it had met a flame.
Bowl Width: 20.6mm
Bowl Depth: 1.9″
Weight: 1.0oz / 30g
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