Professionally restored Brebbia Croce D’Oro (Golden Cross) with MPB Logo. Very good condition straight billiard. It’s from the timeframe when the Diamond logo was solid and had MPB, which stands for Manifatture Pipe Brebbia. The company started with the MPB brand and logo back in 1960, and changed to the lozenge shape logo in 1968, and in 1976 the company name was changed to Pipe Brebbia Srl, but still under family style management. This estate pipe is in excellent condition and has a very nubby hand-carved finish, very reminiscent of the Castello Sea Rock finish, and the top is stained dark like some of the Castello Old Antiquary pipes. Lightly polished and is ready to smoke. Markings: CROCE D’ORO , BREBBIA; 2; Smoking Gnome.
In 1947 two cousins, Enea Buzzi and Achille Savinelli, took the advice of one of their uncles and opened a pipe manufacturing facility in the small Italian town of Brebbia. The Savinelli family had been in business as retail tobacconists in Italy since the late 1800’s and Achille felt it was time for them to make their own pipes. It was agreed between the two that the pipes made by the new company would be stamped with the Savinelli name and sold through the Savinelli family shops. However, as often happens in partnerships and apparently more often in Italy than other places, by 1956 the partnership had dissolved and the cousins went their separate ways, Savinelli opening his own workshop and Buzzi retaining the facility in Brebbia. Thus was born the Brebbia pipe. Crafted of the highest quality Italian briar, from the very start Brebbia has been synonymous with quality workmanship at an affordable price.
The pipe you see is the pipe you get. This pipe came to us from a private collection, and where necessary, has been expertly restored by a local craftsman. This pipe was previously smoked but has been totally restored and sanitized. Because it has been pre-owned, the price is drastically reduced compared to what this pipe would cost new (assuming that you could even find it). We stand behind these pipes; if you ever have an issue, return it to us for repair or refund.
|Bowl Height (Outside)||1.812” / 46mm|
|Bowl Width (Outside)||1.532” / 39mm|
|Pipe Length||5.75” / 146mm|
|Chamber Depth||1.50” / 38mm|
|Chamber Diameter||.74” / 19mm|