Cesare Ultra Splendida Sandblasted Ring Grain Estate Briar Pipe [SOLD OUT]
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While not as well known as other Italian pipe brands, Barontini is one of the oldest in the country. Founded in 1890 in Tuscany by Turildo Barontini, the company initially only produced briar, but in 1925, Turildo’s son Bruno shifted the operation to making pipes from this briar. Later, the company was inherited by Cesare Barontini, whose name is most readily associated with Barontini pipe production. Barontini is still operated by Cesare and his wife today.
This particular pipe was produced by Barontini as part of its ‘Cesare’ line, an exclusive line of pipes made for American tobacconist The Tinder Box, though I’m not sure exactly when. The Tinder Box famously imported a great number of high quality pipe brands from across Europe to be sold in its store, such as Ascorti, Charatan, Savinelli, and Barontini. This one appears to be up to their standards. It’s a fairly large pipe, with the kind of beautiful, crisp, ring grain sandblasting that’s only found on high grade Italian pipes these days.
It has a few handling marks around the bowl and some inner rim darkening, but I can’t see anything else to complain about. The previous owner definitely loved this pipe – I imagine the next owner will too.
Bowl Width: 21.2mm
Bowl Depth: 2.1″
Weight: 2.9oz / 83g
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