English Estates: Dunhill Bruyere (31281) (1978) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-31420

Other renditions we've seen of Dunhill's "28" Diplomat have featured a more squat, Prince-like bowl on the end of the characteristically oval, elegantly bent shank-and-stem combination. In this Group 3 offering from 1978, though, said combination is paired to a bowl that's likened more to a Brandy — the rim sleekly tapered above a firm, broad base. It makes for some added chamber depth and quite a comfortable in hand feel, here dressed in the elegant Bruyere finish.

The Bruyere was Alfred Dunhill's original finish upon launching his brand of premium pipes and smoking accessories and was the only Dunhill finish from 1910 until 1917. Even after the addition of other finishes, the Bruyere maintained a high level of popularity, becoming synonymous with what is thought of, even today, as the quintessential pipe. To achieve the iconic, ruby hue and saturation, a skilled craftsman painstakingly layers particular stains in a precise manner, then meticulously polishes the pipe to a high luster. The final result is, simply put, timeless.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening

STAMPING:
31281
DUNHILL
BRUYERE
MADE IN
ENGLAND 18
  • Length: 5.78 in./146.81 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.33 in./33.78 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England