English Estates: Dunhill Tanshell (635) (F/T) (1964)

Product Number: 004-002-19952

An elegant, trim "635" Billiard from Dunhill, this pipe is compact and is dressed in the English marque's rare, earthy Tanshell sandblast, contrasting pleasantly with the sleek, jet-black saddle stem. Fashioned back in 1964, this vintage piece is lightweight and pocket-friendly.

Created in 1951, the Tanshell marked Dunhill's fourth finish behind the Bruyere (1910), Shell Briar (1917), and Root Briar (1931); however, Dunhill didn't complete the "Tanshell" stamp until December 1951, waiting until 1952 to actually introduce the first Tanshell pipes. Considered one of the English marque's rarest, most collectible finishes, the Tanshell boasts a concise sandblast but unlike the dark-stained Shell Briar, the Tanshell is naturally stained, intended to develop a warm patina as it darkens with prolonged use over time.

Condition-wise, it should be noted that the stem dot is a replacement.

-Angela Robertson

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CONDITION:
Mild Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Over Reamed See Description

STAMPING:
635
F/T
DUNHILL
TANSHELL
MADE IN
ENGLAND 4
  • Length: 5.22 in./132.59 mm.
  • Weight: 0.86 oz./24.49 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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