- Nov 14, 2012
Picked up this pipe today from an antique dealer for $3 and I have no idea on it's age or the maker. I have been keeping an eye out for smaller bowled pipes and I really dig the lines on this one. The briar is about 2.5" and the stem 4.5" for a total of 7" but the bowl is only 9/16" across the chamber and I can't fit to reach the bottom with my pinky. Not sure on stem material but zero bite marks. The finish is about half gone and should be easy to remove the rest and stain a similar color. I think this one will restore nicely so let these photos serve as the "before" pics. The only markings I can find on the pipe anywhere is the word "CAFE". Not much to go on and my searches have turned up nothing. Pipe looks vaguely familiar and probably just a cheapo but any info on the maker appreciated.