Ser Jacopo S2 Sandblasted Dublin Sitter Handmade Briar Pipe, New


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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 British get a lot of credit for their sandblasting, especially the old makes like Barling and Charatan, and a few of the newer ones, like Ashton. But Italian makes like Il Ceppo, Cavicchi, and this one, Ser Jacopo, are also distinguished in their ability to sandblast a pipe – it’s just that their approach is typically a little different to their northern European cousins. You may notice, for example, that the Italian workshops also make excellent use of ring grain in their blasts; at the same time, this sandblasting is typically softer and more reserved than, say, a Reuben era Charatan. The resulting look is less one of rock crags, and more like tree bark, with webs of growth rings running around the bowl and stem. It works very well, especially on a pipe such as this one, with a pronounced, Dublin-style bowl.

This Ser Jacopo is completely unsmoked, with an original bowl coating to help ease the break-in process. It also comes with its original box and sleeve, having come to us via our trade-in program from an Italian pipes collector.



Length: 5.2″ / 132.0mm

Bowl Width: 0.81 / 20.57mm

Bowl Depth: 1.35″ / 34.29mm

Weight: 1.4oz / 42g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New