Ser Jacopo Rowlette Maxima A Bent Apple Estate Briar Pipe, Unsmoked

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Ser Jacopo is likely the most famous contemporary example of high-grade, workshop-made Italian pipes. It also belongs to a very special tradition in Italian pipe-making, having been established by Giancarlo Guidi and Bruno Sordini after the two had left another great Italian workshop, Mastro de Paja. Together, Guidi and Sordini created a brand of pipes that reflected their Renaissance sensibilities – even the figurehead of Ser Jacopo happens to be taken from a painting of a nobleman from centuries past – one that would soon become esteemed for creating unique and beautiful tobacco pipes that smoked just as well as they looked.

The Rowlette is Ser Jacopo’s rendition of what has become a distinctly Italian tradition in pipe-making: the ‘wax drip’ finish. Like Castello’s Epoca, or Caminetto’s New Dear, The Rowlette is hand-carved into the briar to emulate the look of a candle that has been burning for a long time. It is quite fitting for a pipe to wear such a finish, but it certainly isn’t easy to produce, making such pipes not too common. This Rowlette is a particularly large example, earning it an additional ‘Maxima’ grade.

This Ser Jacopo is also completely unsmoked, with an original bowl coating to help the break-in process. It also comes with its original sleeve.



Length: 6″ / 152.4mm

Bowl Width: 0.87 / 22.09mm

Bowl Depth: 1.66″ / 42.16mm

Weight: 3.2oz / 92g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New