Despite English pipes are usually the most collectable, valuated and respected and a number of the most famous brands are English brands, we shouldn’t forget that many of them have French origin or are related to France. GBD was a French manufactory from the beginning, Dunhill gladly placed orders at French manufactories and of course maitre Francois Comoy was not an Englishman. So the discussion about the contribution in the pipe history is not closed. And French carvers remind at times about that in a very elegant way. Like this reminder: Francois Comoy pipe from St Claude!
The pipe markings are “Francois Comoy \ ST TROPEZ”, “ST CLAUDE \ 1645” . The length is 15.0 cm(5.9′), bowl’s height is 4.3 cm (1.69″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.4 cm (1.73″), internal diameter is 2.1 cm (0.83″). The depth is 3.8 cm (1.5″) and this pipe weights 55 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem (a bit corrected, you may notify it under a bright light), no filter.