Updated: Oct 01, 2013
▲ (Left side) Arabesque, Real
Brand produced in St Claude (FR) by an non identified maker.
Same logo and same rusticated finish: Wenko
▲ Arcadian, B (in diamond) Genuine Briar 76
▲ (Left side) Arcadian (Underside) Aged Imported Briar
▲ (Underside) Archie's, Imported Briar
▲ (Underside) Dorielo, Rovera, Ardor, Venere, 2 P, Italy, Fatta a Mano, 2007
▲ "Venere" pipes with two dots are the best of Ardor's production: About one pipe among 250-300.
▲ DR Ardor Urano Italy Fatta a
▲ Ardor Mercurio Italy, Fatta a mano, 2006 Acrylic stem. Sterling silver band.
▲ Ardor, Giove, Italy, Fatta a mano, Fantasy, 2006 Pipe carved in 2006
(On bottom of stem) Ardor
▲ (Left side) Ardor Venere, Italy (Bottom) DR
(Right side) Rovera/Dorelio (Cross words), Extra MOD DEP on stem
Artisans: AR (Angelo Rovera
) + DOR (DORelio Rovera
) = ARDOR.
See also : Fe-Ro
("Figli di Fe
▲ Argyle London Made, Made by Hardcastle's
▲ Aristocrat London Made Superman Made in England
▲ (Left side) Aristocrat, London Made (Right side) Made in England
▲ (Left side) Aristocrat, London Made
(Right side) John Redman, England, Superman
▲ Aristocrat, Envoy, Imported Briar
▲ Aristocrat Junior
▲ Because of its very different stampings and logo this pipe is prehaps not from John Redman's workshop.
― 0 237 ―
― Carved by ―
― S. Arita ―
― [Ant symbol] ―
Artisan: Shizuo Arita (born 1935) retired from business in 1998 but this experimented pipe maker continues to manufacture pipes just for fun.
Production (2009): ~ 100 pipes/year
Grading (ascending): S (sanded), T, S, N, A, AA
AA pipes are stamped with 2 ants other grades have only 1 ant.
Dating: The first 2 digits of the number hold for the production year.
― T. ARITA Tokyo ―
― 069, 04, X ―
Artisan: Takeo Arita (born 1971) started helping his father Shizuo when he was only six.
Grading (ascending): X (rusticated or smooth), Y (smooth), Z (exceptional pipes)
- a 2 digit number for the year of production
- a 3 digit serial number
Brand from the German Democratic Republic produced by Firma A. R. Kuhn.
▲ (Top side) Arlington, Imported Briar
A brand of the Arlington Briar Pipe Corp.
▲ (Left side) Chairman, Selected Briar
(Right side) Mauro Armellini
▲ Verona di mauro Armellini, 306, Italy
▲ (Left side) Armellini, Elite | (Right side) 02 | (Underside) Italy
The "m" on the stem was probably a forerunner of Mauro Armellini's dot. It also appears on the Mauro
After Mauro Armellini passed (1936 - † 2004), his daughter Vilma Armellini answered for the brand's destiny.
Seconds: Mauro, Converti
▲ (Left side) Art-Craft, Strato-Liner, De Luxe
(Right side) Imported Briar, English Tone
A brand of the Art-Craft Pipe Co
Other brand from the same maker: Anzio
▲ (Left side) Artigiana, Italy (Right side) Ducale
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