English Estates: Dunhill Bruyere (252) (4R) with After-Market Flush Gold Band (1971)

Product Number: 004-002-7027

This cross-grained Dunhill straight billiard has weathered its forty-two years on this earth remarkably well: the original stem is intact and without bite marks, the finish only show a few small dings, the rim was thankfully spared any knocking against hard surfaces, and the gold-plated band appears to have been a purely aesthetic addition, as the shank-face shows no sign of any cracks. Speaking of which, gold does make an attractive compliment to the deep warmth of the Buyere's (well-preserved) richly-red auburn, and, again thankfully, the none of the pipe's original stampings were obscured when it was fitted (something of a pet peeve of mine, though I do understand it's often unavoidable).

- Eric N. Squires

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Measurements & Other Details

STAMPING:
252
F/T
DUNHILL
BRUYERE
MADE IN
ENGLAND 11
4 {in circle}
A

Condition: 4.8/5 Rim darkening. Looking closely at this piece, it's possible it originally had a longer shank, but a customer (or possibly Dunhill), cut the shank down to apply the gold band. The Dunhill stamping was re-stamped at the factory.
  • Length: 5.82 in./147.83 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England

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