English Estates: Fribourg & Treyer 'Straight Grain' Bruyere Rhodesian Churchwarden (88)

Product Number: 004-002-19372

Though now known primarily as a pipe tobacco brand, Fribourg & Treyer actually had a brick and mortar shop in London. Lasting from 1720 until the 1980s, Fribourg and Treyer's was one of London's great old pipe shops, holding a Royal Appointment not only by the King of England but also the King of Belgium. Presented here, then, is a lithe Churchwarden from the esteemed shop — fitted with a rounded Rhodesian bowl, replete with beadlines. Stamped "Straight Grain" it displays a lively, concise array of choice grain, the stamp likely a grade designation rather than actually describing the exact orientation, which is beautiful flame grain, as opposed to perfectly vertical of the straight variety.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening

STAMPING:
F&T (inside diamond)
BRUYERE
FRIBOURG & TREYER
LONDON
88
STRAIGHT GRAIN
  • Length: 10.25 in./260.35 mm.
  • Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.18 in./29.97 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.97 in./24.64 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Churchwarden
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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