Some Dunhill "Quaints" really jump out at you as conspicuously unusual creations for such a conservative marque as Dunhill. Others are far more subtle, presenting breaks from classical English design formulas that still keep to a reserved, very traditional combination of proportions, gesture, and balance. This particular example of one of Dunhill's rarest stampings falls very much into the latter, presenting a smooth, shapely, classic Brandy bowl perched at the end of sturdy diamond shank borrowed from the traditional Bulldog. The shank may have been taken from an inherently masculine shape, but through the use of an extra-smooth transition, Dunhill's managed to keep things in harmony, while the rich, deep, extra-dark Bruyere finish presents everything handsomely.
- Eric N. Squires