T. Cristiano Pipe Metamorfosi A502 (9mm Filter) 1/2 Bent Billiard with Silver (3)Item # TCP161427
Thomas Cristiano was an American Pipe Maker who moved from his native Italy when he was 16 in 1968. For several decades he made hand made artisanal pipes under his own name and also had pipes made from the mid century production techniques, back in the Old Country under the Calabresi brand. Like many machine made marquees, there were several lines of various adornments and finish combinations. Much of Cristiano's work is in Freehand pieces though his factory designs were very clean and stylish, showcasing the classic in the Italian School of smart looking shapes.
This Metamorfosi Bent Billiard has enough bend for those who insist on the classic comfort only a half bent pipe can bestow. The rim has a bevelled radius and the bowl coat will ensure that this pipe never has to be bothered with a breaking in period. A workhorse smoker for those who want to look good while they get it done.
Length: 5.00 in / 12.70 cm
Height: 1.90 in / 4.84 cm
Width: 1.49 in / 3.77 cm
Chamber Diameter: .74 in / 1.87 cm
Chamber Depth: 1.52 in / 3.87 cm
Weight: 1.66 oz / 47.0 g
Stummel Material: Briar
Stem Material: Acrylic - Black
Other Materials: Silver Band
Markings: T. CRISTIANO / METAMORFOSI, PAT. PEND./ A502, ITALY