Gigi Giant, Smooth Lovat Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked, 9mm [SOLD OUT]


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Gigi pipes occupy an interesting position in the history of Italian pipe-making. The story begins with the founding of Sociedade Rovera, a pipe-making company in Varese, Italy, by the Rovera family. As members of the Rovera family left to start their own ventures, the dynasty associated with the name would be split into several companies; Angelo Rovera created Ardor with his son Dorelio; Federico created Fe.Ro; Massimilliano created Mario Rovera; Fiorenzo created Gardenesa; and Giorgio created Giorgio Rovera, along with partners Angelo and Adele Bianchi. In 1964, Luigi Crugnola, nephew of the Bianchis, took over the Giorgio Rovera make and changed its name to his own – Gigi.

This Gigi pipe is of a decidedly modern design, being something of a hybrid between a billiard, a Lovat, and a stack. As the name of the line suggests, it’s a fairly big pipe, one all the larger for its stack, or chimney, bowl. The chamber is very generous indeed, and doesn’t look bad either. There’s a good measure of bird’s-eye grain around the bowl, with these natural patterns nicely emphasized by the minimal, light brown stain the pipe wears.

The pipe is completely unsmoked, with an original bowl-coating to help ease in its first smokes. The pipe is chambered for 9mm filters, but its straight shape would likely accommodate a non-filter adapter quite easily.



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.83 / 21.0mm

Bowl Depth: 2.0″ / 50.8mm

Weight: 1.8oz / 52g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New


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