This handsome churchwarden was made in St Claude, France, birthplace of the briar pipe. The briar has been very carefully carved to make the most of the beautiful cross-grain on front, back and rim, with fields of eye-catching Birdseye on left and right sides. Other than some minor discolouration in the chamber from exceptionally light use, this pipe looks As New, complete with Box and Sock.
Pipe is marked “Graco” over “International” and “Television” on the left shank, and “Algerian Briar” over “Made in France” on the right shank. There is a shape number, “7224” on the underside of the shank at the shank/stem junction. The vulcanite stem is also stamped “Graco”.
This Churchwarden measures approximately 10-3/4″ long. The Dublin shaped bowl stands 1-1/2″ tall and 1-1/2″ wide at the rim, tapering to 1-1/8″ at the bottom of the bowl.