English Estates: Dunhill Bruyere (41029) (c.1970s) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-31687
Dunhill's "02" bent Billiard has been around since the 1930s, and it perfectly demonstrates the marque's ability to fashion sweeping, gestural shapes without sacrificing the well-balanced proportions and elegant design aesthetic for which they are known. This particular Group 4-sized example features a stately, upright bowl with a plump, well-defined heel that extends a touch below the start of the transition. The oval shank, long and willowy, kicks skyward, away from the bowl, and marries an arcing tapered mouthpiece of jet-black vulcanite. It's dressed in the auburn-hued Bruyere smooth finish, which highlights the natural grain orientation of the briar rather brilliantly.
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.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Dings Around The Bowl Light Oxidation
- Length: 6.00 in./152.40 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.64 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England