An export brand made by Jean Lacroix (†2007). The Lacroix family is one of the oldest French dynasties in the pipe making. The founder, Eugine Lacroix began with the Delacour factory back in the 19 century, his son and grandsons launched own workshop (1921) and registered own brand (later in 1962). The most successful of grandsons, Jean Lacroix became probably the world most famous French pipe maker and a highly respected Confrerie des Maitres-Pipiers participant. Today Lacroix brand belongs to Cuty-Fort Enterprises group among with such highly popular French manufacturers as Chacom, Jeantet, and Vuillard.
Found new owner
The pipe obtained recently with a batch of unsmoked French pipes including "Brittay" ones made by Jean Lacroix. Despite this sample doesn't bear any specific makers mark we are pretty sure it's a Lacroix creature as well - you may check how looks the stamping ALGERIAN BRIAR \ MADE IN FRANCE on his pipes. An absolutely amazing flawless and unsmoked pipe made by the great French artisan!