Barling Marylebone Fossil 1812 is a straight billiard pipe from the new Barling Marylebone series that takes a 9-mm filter. Made from high quality aged briar, with a rusticated bowl, straight stem and black acrylic fishtail mouthpiece. The stem is decorated with a sterling silver lion’s head.
Comes in a Barling presentation box with a Barling cloth pouch.
Pipe Measurements:- L. 5½” x H 1⅞” x Dia. 1⅜”
Internal Bowl measurements: Depth 1⅝” x Diameter ¾”
(Sizes are approximate)
For years the Barling name has been synonymous with quality, vintage English pipes, renowned for their craftsmanship, engineering, and excellent smoking properties.
Barling was created in 1812 when Benjamin Barling, a talented silversmith, established a shop along Portland Place in central London and started silver bands and wind caps to meerschaum pipes to make them even more aesthetically pleasing and elegant. When briar pipes became more common in the mid-1800s, Barling applied silver accents to them as well.
In the early 1900s, Benjamin’s grandsons William and Edward Jr. decided to venture into pipe production, making their own briars instead of adding silver to other people’s pipes.
The era of the Barling family ended in 1960, and in 1970 production in London ceased. All Barling pipes were produced externally (by Peterson and Erik Nörding, amongst others).
In 2020, Oliver Kopp managed to secure the Barling name rights for Europe and the USA, adding the oldest existing brand name in pipe history to the family Kopp portfolio.
The Marylebone name is a tribute to the district of London not far from Regents Park where Benjamin Barling founded his first workshop.