Updated: Jan 07, 2013
▲ (Underside) Ancestor, Made in England, 363
According to Wilczak & Colwell, op. cit.
The 363 shape # effectively corresponds to a square pannel
shape in Comoy's catalog.
(Underside) SEA (for Søren Eric Andersen)
(Underside) 2005, Denmark
▲ The SEA stamping was introduced about 2007
(Underside) Eric Andersen, Handmade (Arched)
▲ Earlier rugby ball shape signature. ▼
▲ Made in Germany.
Made in England ▲
Artisan: Søren Eric Andersen started carving pipes in 1968 and established on his own in 1975. In the 1990' he moved to Germany and then to England. Thus his pipes may be stamped "Denmark", "Germany" or "England".
Production (2008): ~ 40-50 pipes/year
Classic handmade shapes without fillings.
▲ (Left side) André
Artisan: André Mermet was a French craftsman who immigrated to the USA. He (and after him his son) produced pipes for Barclay Rex or Wilke pipeshops.
Pipes may be stamped with the manufacture year (see opposite).
▲ (Left side) Andrea's Yachtsman
(Right side) Made in London, England
▲ (Left side) Marks 2007
Artisan: Andrew Marks carves pipes since 1969
Los Angeles, CA
▲ Anima 01 03 (jan 2003). ▲
Artisan: Brian McNulty
The dot inlaid in the stem is of red clay (Catlinite) used by indians. It's the soul (Anima) of the pipe.
Grading (ascending): 1 to 4 circled crosses
Briar origin: S = Spanish, M = Marocco, C = Calabria
Dating: month and year the pipe was made are stamped on the shank.
▲ Anne Julie, of Denmark
▲ Anne Julie, of Denmark, By Hand, 2
Artisan: Anne Julie Rasmussen
(born 1940). She is the widow of Poul Rasmussen
See also: Norup
(Lars Christensen), Suhr
▲ Original Sablée 156 Pipe from the first period
▲ Adriano Anselmi, 1006
Artisan: Adriano Anselmi
After a first period during which he worked alone, he colaborated with Alcide Duranti ("Non Canta La Raganella").
See also: AAA
▲ (Left side)
Patented. Jan. 28. 1908
N° 877.777 (Arrow)
R B C
Jeantet's "Antidote" pipes won some awards on the international scene. These pipes were mentioned in letter heads or in the workshops of the factory by posters (See Dok). This pipe is meerschaum lined.
"RBC" on the band stands for Reiss Bros & Co (founded in 1865, importers and wholesale dealers) who marketed the model in the USA. One of the brothers, Isaac Achilla Reiss, resided in Paris and did the buying there.
▲ (Left side) Antique, Hand Made (Right side) France, 405
Antique Hand Made
Antique is a brand of Hans Richter (†), a German pipe importer and dealer. He particularly used to distribute under the "Antique" label pipes crafted by Pierre
Senior. Some pipes were also of Danish origin.
BAC - USA
▲ About "BAC": Marek Lejzorowicz owner of BAC ART PIPES is the US distributor for Antoniewski pipes (in 2012).
Artisan: Bartlomiej Antoniewski
(Bart) (1961- )
After two years of apprenticeship with Ryszard Filar
(1985-86), he established his own brand in 1989.
▲ ANZIO, A (in circle), Superba
▲ A (In circle), Anzio, Genuine Briar
Brand of Art-Craft Briar Pipe Co (1944)
Pipes produced for the US army (?)
▲ (On silver band)
― M. A. ―
― Perfect Pipe ―
The Michael Apitz brand is marketed by Dan Pipe (Lauenburg GE) and is merely associated with tobaccos. The pipes are crafted in Denmark or Germany and are nearly always fitted with a 9mm filter.
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