The series Maitre Pipier doesn’t belog to any specific manufacturer. Butz-Choquin, Chacom, Ropp, Jean Chretin, Jean Lacroix and others marked theirs most interesting and attractive pipes with this stamping to demonstrate their craftsmanship. At Butz-Choquin pipes of the “Maitre Pipier” series were crafted by Paul Lanier until he retired and after him by Alain Albuisson.
The pipe marking is “Butz-Choquin \ MAITRE-PIPER \ DE LUXE \ FILTRE”, “FAIT MAIN \ STCLAUDE FRANCE”. The length is 14.2 cm (5.59″), bowl’s height is 5.2 cm (2.05″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.9 cm (1.54″), internal diameter is 2.0 cm (0.79″). The depth is 4.3 cm (1.69″) and this pipe weights 41 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, 9 mm filter.