English Estates: Charatan's Make Executive (City of London)
Product Number: 004-002-8023
Charatan remained a family business from it's founding in 1863 up until 1960 - a pretty good stretch of time. The period immediately following is known as the "Lane era", and in an unusual case for these older marques, represent a post-family span of time that produced pipes still considered highly desirable by collectors. Previous to 1973, all Charatan pipes were made by hand, as this one was, though being hand-made does not necessarily limit a pipe's dating to the family or Lane era. The thing to look out for is the "City of London" stamp; this ran from the end of WWII up into the mid-1960s, readily confirming that a briar was indeed made during either of the two eras favored by collectors.
- Eric N. Squires
Measurements & Other Details
MADE BY HAND
City of London(in script)
Condition: 4.65/5 Very clean, but there is some heat crazing toward the bottom of the chamber.
- Length: 5.94 in./150.88 mm.
- Weight: 1.80 oz./51.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.66 in./42.16 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England