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Sébilo

Patrice
France
Bog wood pipes (Morta)

no logo on the stem

(Right side of the bowl)

― S [3 dots]

Artisan: Patrice Sébilo stopped his pipe-maker activities when he sold in 2002 his workshop at Herbignac to Trever Talbert.

The petrified oak used by Sébilo (and Talbert) came from the Brière marshes (Brittany FR). This wood has been radiocarbon dated: 1497 to 1171 BC. Dentochronologic dating tests on a sample led to a 1342 BC date (1).

(1) VISSET GIRARDCLOS LAMBERT In Quaternaire 1994, vol. 5, no2, pp. 69-77

"The more the grain is tight, the more it is hard, the more it is fire-resistant" (the carver). One to four dots on Sébilo's bowls indicate the hardness grade of the morta.

The pipe-maker's advices:

  • 1 & 2 dots. The pipe may be smoked twice or 3 times in a day.
  • 3 & 4 dots. A pipe each smoker can use as he/she pleases.

(1) VISSET GIRARDCLOS LAMBERT In Quaternaire 1994, vol. 5, no2, pp. 69-77

Seemann

Eckhard
Germany

no logo on the stem

(Underside)

― P M ―

Artisan: Eckhard Seemann (1953 - †2012) started making pipes in 2009. The "P M" initials stand for "PiepenMoker", Eckhard's brand name.

PiepenMoker (Plattdeutsch) = Pfeifenmacher (German) = Pipe maker (English)

Grading (not stamped on the pipes):

  • A,B,C: some sandpits
  • X: special shape or finish
  • XX: exceptional Grain

Seita

France
The brand's name as logo
Seita 1990
St Claude
Pipes carved by an unknown factory in St Claude for the French national tobacco company.

Semjaniv

Dura: see Dura

Senator

England
Brands with two letters logo

(Left side) SENATOR

(Right side) Real Briar

(Underside) 3

According to Wilczak & Colwell (op. cit.) this label could have been produced by Singleton & Cole.

Senatorov

Sergey
Latvia

no logo on the stem

(Underside) ― S. Senatorov ―
Artisan: Sergey Senatorov (born 1982) carved his first pipe when he was ten years old. He is a professional pipe maker since 2006.

Ser Jacopo

Italy
Brands with one dot logo

(Left side) Ser Jacopo, Fatta a Mano
(Right side) Per Aspera ad Astra
(Underside) L1 (in circle)
Grey dot on the mouthpiece. This sign was the first the brand used on the stems of its bottom-of-the-range pipes.
Brands with an unique letter logo
Ser Jacopo, Fatta a Mano, PICTA, Per Aspera ad Astra
Brands with one red dot logo

(Left side) Ser Jacopo, Fatta a Mano, in Italia
(Right side) Per Aspera ad Astra
(Underside) L2 (in circle)
Coral dot (Corallium rubrum). This is a former logo discontinued in the 1980s.

The color of the coral may vary.
Variation of the coral dot set in a silver ring
Brands with a gemstone logo

◊ Ser Jacopo, dalla Gemma, Fatta a Mano, Giancarlo Guidi, ....
Per Aspera ad Astra ....
Fiammata ZAFFIRO ◊
Logo: Sapphire stone set in an 18 karat gold mounting: one of the 5 stones in the "dalla Gemma" Gem series.
Emerald, Garnet, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond.
Brands with a gemstone logo

(Left side) Ser Jacopo, dalla Gemma, Fatta a Mano
(Right side) ◊ Per Aspera ad Astra, GRANATO ◊.
Logo: Ruby stone set in an 18 karat gold mounting: one of the 5 stones in the "dalla Gemma" Gem series.
Emerald, Garnet, Sapphire, Ruby, Diamond.
Brands with a gemstone logo

(Left side)

Ser Jacopo, dalla Gemma

Fatta a Mano In Italia

(Underside)

Fiammata

SMERALDO

G

(Right side)

Per Aspera ad Astra

Logo: real Emerald imbedded on the top of extension

Founder of the brand in 1982: Giancarlo Guidi (1943 - †2012)

Production (2006): ~ 6000 pipes/year

Ser Jacopo seconds: Gepetto

Finish mark:

  • Rusticated pipes: R1 (dark brown) R2 (light brown)
  • Sandblasted pipes: S (black), S1 (dark brown), S2 (light brown), S3 (tanshell)
  • Smooth pipes: L (red), L1 (acceptable grain), L2 (nice grain), L3 (exceptional grain)
Giancarlo Guidi

Tour Austro-hongroise Tour Austro-hongroise

Influences baroques Influences baroques

Une goutte de sang Une goutte de sang

Le père Jacopo #1 Le père Jacopo #1

Le père Jacopo #2 Le père Jacopo #2

Captain Warren #1 Captain Warren #1

Captain Warren #2 Captain Warren #2

Captain Warren #3 Captain Warren #3

Captain Warren #4 Captain Warren #4

Captain Warren #5 Captain Warren #5

Sergio

Italy
Brands with an unique letter logo

(Underside)

Sergio

18 KS 1

Hand Made, Cicciago - Italy

The Sergio label was created by Guiseppe "Peppino" Ascorti after leaving Caminetto but before creating the Ascorti brand. These pipes were made in the 1979-1980 period and less than 1000 Sergio pipes have been produced all in all.
Guiseppe 'Peppino' Ascorti

SEThile

USA

(Underside)

SEThile 07 27 D

Artisan: Scott E. Thile is a piano tuner technician and musician who started to carve pipes in 2006.

Gradings until Aug 2012 (ascending): D, C, B and A.

Pipes are no more graded after this date.

Dating: a 2 digits number indicates the year of manufacture (07 = 2007). A second number corresponds to the manufacture order .

Series (2013):

  • Etude (ET): pipes crafted while in pursuit of a new shape.
  • Opus (OP): catalogue shapes. e.g. OP1 (pokers) OP2 (bulldogs & rhodesians).
  • Freehand (FH): pipes where the wood is given the primary role.

Seville

Mastercraft
USA

Horizontal "S"
Brands with an unique letter logo

Vertical "S"
Brands with ring logo

Seville, Imported Briar, Italy
Note: "Seville" was also a William Demuth Pipe Company (WDC) line.
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