English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar Quaint Rhodesian (3) (2019) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-002-29658

As part of the Quaint series, this Rhodesian doesn't fall into Dunhill's standard shape chart. Though the Rhodesian is a classic design, this particular rendition doesn't align with the English marque's defined shape numbers. It's reminiscent of Dunhill's vintage "KC" design, only with a broader bowl, a firmer encircling ridgeline, and a stronger degree of taper lent to the rim. The transition is seamless on this piece, leading directly into the arrow-straight shank-and-stem combination with the hand-cut vulcanite stem tapering gradually to the lip button. This piece is dressed in the marque's signature Shell Briar sandblast, offering a dark, classy color palette.

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.

- Jeffery Sitts
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CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
3(circled)
Alfred
THE WHITE SPOT
dunhill's
SHELL BRIAR
MADE IN ENGLAND 19
  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 1.34 oz./38.10 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.93 in./23.62 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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