English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar with 10mm Silver (4103) (1990)

Product Number: 004-002-29465

A Billiard of considerable substance, this Group 4 rendition of Dunhill's "03" straight Billiard features hearty muscularity throughout its form — the bowl's robustness matched by the stout shank. Such proportions make for a pipe that's natural to hold, with plenty of chamber, and also offers more briar to show off the Shell Briar's sandblasted texture, contrasted by a silver filigree accent band.

The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipe-smoking history. Before 1917, pipes with sandblasted finishes had never been made, and Alfred Dunhill's innovative mind created arguably the most popular finish for pipes today when he unveiled the Shell Briar. With its dark, reserved color palette and delightful texture, it's no surprise that it's still wildly popular over a century later.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing

STAMPING:
4103
DUNHILL SHELL
MADE IN ENGLAND6
  • Length: 5.68 in./144.27 mm.
  • Weight: 1.66 oz./47.17 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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