Sasieni Viscount Lascelles XS

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ssjones

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I found this Sasieni at the NYC Pipe show yesterday and picked it up for a song. At home, I examined the nomenclature with a lighted 40x loupe and was puzzled not to find the name of an English town. The pipe is stamped "Four Dot" and "London Made". So I new it was a family-era pipe made between '46 and '79. There is some faint stamping that under magnification was revealed as "Viscount Lascelles" with a strong "XS". The pipe looked like an easy restoration and it was. The Stephen Smith article on Sasieni describes the Viscount Lascelles as rare and I found Neill Archer Roan wrote an essay on one in his collection, as his first entry on the Passion for Pipes blog.
It wasn't a challenging restoration, but here's the article on the Reborn Pipes blog and some photos.

http://rebornpipes.wordpress.com/2014/03/09/sasieni-viscount-lascelles-xs-restoration/













 

dmcmtk

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Nice Al! The Viscount Lascelles is a much sought after shape. The Regent is the other very nice bent from Sasieni, a little smaller. The X was for, I believe, as Sasieni said in their literature, "This Shape Premium Priced In All Ranges". The S should be a saddle stem, but inconsistency in stamping, I think, did happen, especially in regard to what actually went out the door!

 

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sablebrush52

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Beautiful pipe! If there's no patent number then it's made after 1950.
So what DID you pay for this fine specimen? HMMMMMMMM?

 

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I smoked the pipe for the first time this evening, with some MM965. Wow, what a a wonderful experience. No ghosting, the stem is a real delight. I also smoked a new Rad Davis this week and this one stands head and shoulders with that pipe. I was tempted to resell this one, but not a chance now. I must be addicted to old British briar.

 

cshubhra

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@ssjones Any more details on this? I picked up one on eBay, but the owner listed it as a 4 Dot. The nomenclature looked pre-transition to me, but the photo was very faint
 

cshubhra

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I do a lot of research on the older threads. After the PAD overdrive this week (fueled by alcohol) I doubt I will buy pipes any more for next three months. But if I do, I will bump up the thread I used for my purchase decision
 

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