Today we would call it "a challenge". Over the last century many artisans and manufacturers represented their embodiment of the wax-drip pipes imitating the candle surface. The first pipe was carved by Casello, a few really stunning examples were made under the Ser Jacopo, Radice, Ardor, Larysson and even Dunhill brands. But one of the most creative and surprising views, inverted wax drip pipe, was offered by Mario Gasparini, a famous Italian artisan and factory owner from Milano, Italy. There were just a few pieces of this series made between 1960 and 1965 of the almost 50 years aged briar ("Briar 1912"), therefore this was a real miracle to obtain this pipe! An absolutely rare and extremely collectable work of art!