▲ (Left side) GGG (In oval)
(Right side) Patent N° 43767
GGG seems to be a line (or a sub-brand) of the Titanus company. The Titanus factory in Bassano del Grappa was owned by the Cavazzon family as well as the pipe shop located in Via del Macello near the so famous Ponte Vecchio (or Ponte degli Alpini).
The Titanus briar pipe production runs from the 1940's to the 1980's.
▲ (Left side) Gianni
(Right side) 1, Davoli Milano
(Bottom) [Smoking jester or devil]
(Left side) [Hand holding a pipe]
▲ (Side 1) GIGI Collection Italia
(Side 2) Studio X1, 118
(Bottom) Regd. Numbers 256267 - 385665
Artisan: Luigi “Gigi” Crugnola
Gigi Pipe Via Rovera, 40 21026 Gavirate Oltrona al Lago (VA).
See also: Crugnola
― Gigliucci ―
― O O (Etruscan "O") ―
― 12 ―
― Fatta a Mano ―
Markings: Pipes are stamped with letters from the early Etruscan alphabet.
Grading (ascending): the letter is repeated 1x, 2x or 3x
Dating: a 2 digits number indicates the manufacture year (12 = 2012)
Artisan: Andrea Gigliucci (born in 1968) carved his very first pipe in 2006. In 2011 he started to market his pipes. Andrea Gigliucci is one of the carver who contributes to the Foundation brand.
Production (2012): ~150 pipes/year
Other pipe makers using antique alphabets:
▲ (Right underside)
fatta a mano
Artisan: Mauro Gilli (born in 1956) leaves his job as phographer and graphist in 1989 to devote himself to pipes. After having refurbished a lot of briar and meerschaum pipes (which he continues to do today) (2013), he decided to carve his own pipes.
Gradings (ascending): 1, 2 or 3 stars
Leslie Ng (L.NG) is co-founder of Glroredo. The brand's name is the contraction of GLORY + DO (Hall).
Grading (ascending): 1 3 6 9