English Estates: Dunhill County 'The Nutcracker and Mouse King' (4101) (143/300) (2015) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-002-29263

A special Dunhill series in and of itself, the English marque's Christmas pipe is an annual series featuring a limited-number run of special briars accompanied by book-style presentation cases and specifically designed tampers cast in sterling silver. Thus far, the longest running edition of the collectible series was a thematic line inspired by the The Twelve Days of Christmas that was released annually between 1993-2004, each year based on an individual verse from the classic English carol. Dunhill's latest Christmas series, The Nutcracker and the Mouse King, was introduced in 2011 and will run until 2022. The series is inspired by the popular children's story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann as well as the famous ballet by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The fifth pipe of the series, this particular pipe focuses on a specific aspect of the Stahlbaum's house, the grandfather clock that is interrupted in its chiming, thus signaling the invasion of the mouse army and the awakening of the Nutcracker.

2015's Christmas pipe is a quaint "01" Apple, rendered in Group 4 size and dressed in Dunhill's iconic County finish. Though it wears this finish, it is missing the series' cumberland stem, instead paired with a military mounted stem of jet-black vulcanite married to a sterling silver dome around the shank which depicts the Stahlbaum's grandfather clock surrounded by pinstripes. The display boxed pipe also includes a special tamper, made from 50 grams of 925 silver in the shape of the Grandfather clock for which this edition is named.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
4101
Alfred
THE WHITE SPOT
dunhill's
COUNTY
MADE IN ENGLAND 15
143 OF 300
  • Length: 5.74 in./145.80 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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