Italian pipe maker "Fratelli Quattrociocchi"?
I'm looking at a pipe on the internet, a very nice hand made by "Fratelli Quattrociocchi" (Brothers Quattrociocchi). Does anyone have any experience with these hand made pipes, or know anything about the maker(s)? Not much about them on the internet except that they are located in Centola, which is south of Napoli and Salerno, Italy.
I decided to pull the trigger and purchase the pipe. I have to wait until tomorrow before it arrives due to the MLK holiday. I'm still interested in hearing about anyone's experience with this pipe maker. Here are some pictures of the pipe (photos courtesy of BardsVintageBriar):
I've never heard of them before, but it looks like a nice pipe. The stem appears to be premolded (not hand cut); I could be wrong though.
Did you get a good price?
I've never heard of the brand, but that doesn't surprise me -- and I wouldn't let that be a deterrent. After all, we have dozens of artisan pipemakers in the States, some of whom are part-timers who only produce a handful of pipes each year. It would actually surprise me if the situation weren't the same in other countries. This brand may be the output of one of those artisans.
Did you get a good price?
Yes I did!
Here is the link to their website (too bad I can't read Italian): fratelliquattrociocchi
You can use google translate to get an idea of what almost any foreign language site says.
Try this out.
"Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires."
- John Steinbeck
Yep, as Bob says, these brothers appear to be a small boutique pipe maker and the stem is likely pre-molded.
For some reason, I'm thinking a member here posted this pipe up for sale on Etsy, but I might be wrong (it happens).
As Hans says, Google translates: http://www.fratelliquattrociocchi.it/index.htm
Let us know how she smokes!
Interesting: "quattrociocci" means "four logs." Maybe that's what they make their pipes from???
this looks a lot like a Greek pipe i have by "Amadeus".
I purchased this in 2007, and mainly for Balkan style blends. It was quite blonde when I got it, but has darkened some with use. It is a solid pipe, doesn't gurgle, and is typically Italian lol, largish with a acrylic black stem. Mine was well worth the price.
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