L'Anatra dalle Uova d'oro has been founded in the 1998 from Massimo Palazzi. Briar pipes from "L'anatra dalle uova d'oro" are born from an originality and innovation merging, without disregarding classic beauty and elegance. In 2000 with the coming of the third millennium "l'anatra" decided to undertake a genetic operation with the introduction of genes of Andrea Pascucci.
Massimo and Andrea originate handmade pipes with much passion, each one beginning from the choice of the briar, respecting its nature. They mould each pipe following our unmistakable style.
With both genes of the two pipemakers of "l'Anatra" became to around all the world (particularly Europe, America, Asia). With big satisfaction the 2 pipemakers of l'Anatra remembers New York in 2005 to realize the Pipe of the Year for "Pipes & Tobacco" magazine, for "Accademie Internazionale de la pipa" in 2004, for the German catalogue "Dam Pipe" in 2007 and they reminds the pipe clubs that welcome them: Barcelona, Tel Aviv, Padova, Milano.
All L’Anatra pipes are made with briar seasoned for a time of 18 months. Mainly material used for mouthpieces is methacrylate. Massimo and Andrea made 2000 pipes per year with a range from € 80,00 to € 1,500.00 and more. Their grading system are divided in: Rusticated, Partially Rusticated, Sandblaster, Combing Sandblaster, Smooth 1 Egg, 2 Eggs, 3 Eggs (depending on the grain), Straight Grain 1 Egg, 2 Eggs, 3 Eggs (depending on the grain), Nirvana (pipes with virtuous characteristics), Ventura (pipes with small spots of putty).