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Discussion in 'Pipes' started by austin porter, Oct 12, 2012.

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  1. austin porter

    austin porter New Member

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    I'm looking at a pipe, bent free hand I believe. I was curious about the markings on it and if it's something worth buying. Stamped on the side of the shank is " Ascorti Radice Cucciago Cantu-Italy" on the bottom it is stamped "AR" I have herd of Ascorti, Radice, and Camineto but never seen them together on a pipe? I really like the pipe but didn't know much about it. It also has a marking on the stem. Any info would be a big help! Thanks
     
  2. buistd

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    I may well be wrong but I believe that Radice in Italian means briar (actual translation is root), so it probably has nothing to do with the brand Radice. That narrow it down a bit. Have you trawled Pipedia yet?
     
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    austin porter New Member

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    No I have not.. thanks I will check that out for sure!
     
  4. buistd

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    AR = Angelo Rovera of Ardor?
     
  5. jpberg

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    It's a 70's Caminetto. I've had a few and generally thought well of them.
     
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    austin porter New Member

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    Thank you, that's the conclusion I came to after a little more research. Worth any less than $40? It's in very good condition, just minor rim darkening.
     
  7. jpberg

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    Based on you description, that would be fine.
     
  8. Tony Malerich

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    I've definitely seem some go for more. That seems a very nice price to me.
     
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