I'm wondering if anyone has information about a mark, "Chelsea," stamped on a "Made in France" billiard I just picked up. The stem has four drilled holes in a diamond pattern; the inserts have fallen out. The pattern is roughly Sasieni, but has been sloppily done; the triangle is irregular so I doubt Sasieni had anything to do with the pipe.
I bought the pipe because the grain is exceptional: extremely tight with lots of growth rings . . . clearly an old, large burl.
Any thoughts on this one?