“Maitre Pipier” is not a brand solely owned by a particular manufacturer; instead, it serves as a distinguished appellation utilized by renowned French artisans and manufacturers like Butz-Choquin, Chacom, Ropp, Jean Chretin, Jean Lacroix, and others. They employ this prestigious marking to showcase their most captivating and finest pipes, epitomizing their exceptional craftsmanship. The pipe at hand was expertly crafted in the esteemed workshop of Jean Lacroix, boasting a mesmerizing combination of rich, delicate, and alluring straight grain, perfectly complemented by an artfully carved freehand shape, distinctly reflecting Lacroix’s signature style.
Pipe markings “DIAMANT \ MAJOR \ LACROIX \ 2”, “Maitre-Pipier \ A SAINT-CLAUDE”
Length 14.8 cm (5.83″)
Bowl Height 5.5 cm (2.16″)
Outside Diameter 4.2 cm (1.65″)
Chamber Diameter 2.4 cm (0.94″)
Chamber Depth 4.8 cm (1.89″)
Weight 47 gr.
Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.
The pipe was accurately smoked, it has been thoroughly cleaned, polished, sanitized and now is ready for a new life.