Saturday, April 10, 2021

Ser Jacopo

Artisan pipemakers Giancarlo Guidi and Bruto Sordini broke away from Mastro de Paja in 1981 in pursuit of their own company and started Ser Jacopo; named after an Italian nobleman.

Guidi and Sordini wanted to expand further and focused their efforts on the pairing of the briar with a seemingly endless variety of mounts. Using precious metals and stones, horn, and exotic woods Ser Jacopo pipes are given unique characters that many collectors find quite aesthetically pleasing. Although Ser Jacopo pipes borrow heavily from classical shapes, they are indeed quite unique in style.

In addition to creative mountings, Ser Jacopo is also well known for making themed pipes, and the most famous of these themes is perhaps the Picta Series, where pipes are modelled after pipes seen in pictures by and of famous artists, such as Vincent Van Gogh.

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