Vauen by Barontini 510 Rusticated Vase Estate Briar Pipe Unsmoked, 9mm

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Vauen stems from Germany’s oldest tobacco pipe manufacturing company, tracing its roots back to the founding partnership of Karl Ellenberger and Carl August Ziener in Nuremberg, 1848. Out of the Ellenberger-Ziener partnership soon came the Vauen make itself, which grew to become Germany’s largest and most enduring pipe brand – a title that it continues to hold to this day.

Vauen is less commonly known for its collaborations with famous designers than other makers, such as Stanwell, but the company has nonetheless partnered with quite a few very interesting individuals and companies. These include Oliver Brandt, Radice, Mastro de Paja, and, in the case of this one, Caesare Barontini. With some of Barontini’s designs for the German make, I tend to get a more ‘German’ than ‘Italian’ impression from the pipe. Not so with this one. There is something definitely Italian about it, with a vase-like bowl and ornate silver trim reminding me of the Renaissance stylings of workshops such as Ser Jacopo.

This Vauen is completely unsmoked, with a factory-original bowl coating to help ease in its first smokes. It also comes with its original box and sleeve. As with most Vauen pipes, it is chambered for 9mm filters, such as Vauen’s own or Savinelli’s balsa filters. It should also accommodate some variety of adapter for non-filter use, if the user prefers.



Length: 5.2″ / 132.0mm

Bowl Width: 0.83 / 21.08mm

Bowl Depth: 1.8″ / 45.72mm

Weight: 2.2oz / 64g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition New