English Estates: Dunhill Ruby Bark (6103) (2008) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-002-29631

In Group 6 size, the largest on Dunhill's shape chart, this "03" Billiard is a hearty rendition, boasting a thick-walled chamber of generous capacity, awaiting a favored blend. The chamfered rim gives a smooth contrast to the rest of the bowl, as the Ruby Bark sandblast accentuates the stacks of handsome growth rings and natural grain, intersecting in entrancing patterns. The thick shank and stem combination nicely balance the stature of the bowl while a band of sterling silver accents the shank end, a subtle grace note.

Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that's gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always remained a red-stained sandblast, but the color was brightened a few years after its introduction before Dunhill returned to the original, darker hue in 1976. Eventually, though, the Redbark was discontinued in 1987. After a hiatus of several decades, the same ruby-stained sandblast was reimagined in the form of today's Ruby Bark finish, adding to the rich aesthetic crisp accents of sterling silver for a colorful presentation that still retains a high level of formality.

--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
6103
DUNHILL(in oval)
RUBY BARK
MADE IN ENGLAND 08
  • Length: 6.13 in./155.70 mm.
  • Weight: 2.34 oz./66.22 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.24 in./56.90 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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