English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (15) (US Pat) (1931)

Product Number: 004-002-6532

The year is 1931: Construction of the Empire State Building is completed in New York City; American gangster Al Capone is sentenced to 11 years in prison for tax evasion in Chicago, Illinois; The Persistence of Memory, also known by some as Melting Clocks, the most famous painting by artist Salvador Dali, is completed; and this pipe was born.

No doubt, this is something extra charming about a patent Dunhill pipe. The blasted ones are craggy, yet soft to the touch. Rich colors, excellent vulcanite, and a lot of history is rolled up into this charming offering.

-Adam Davidson

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STAMPING:
DUNHILL'S "SHELL" MADE IN ENGLAND
U.S. PATENTS 13414152...4 3253/20 (heavily buffed)
11 (underlined)
15 (underlined)


Condition: 4.6/5 Rim darkening, and the button has been thinned a little to remove tooth marks.
  • Length: 5.01 in./127.25 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.43 in./36.32 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England

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