English Estates: Dunhill Tanshell (60) (4) (T) (1960) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-31819

A tall, Group 4 Billiard, this handsome rendition from Dunhill is also highly collectable, given its vintage status and rare Tanshell finish. The bowl is poised at the end of a sleek stretch of shank and stem, its low-set transition both emphasizing the streamlined disposition in back and the bowl's height. The warm finish also serves to highlight the briar's mixture of sandblasted flame and horizontal grain.

Created in 1951, the Tanshell marked Dunhill's fourth finish behind the Bruyere (1910), Shell Briar (1917), and Root Briar (1931); however, Dunhill didn't complete the "Tanshell" stamp until December 1951, waiting until 1952 to actually introduce the first Tanshell pipes. Considered one of the English marque's rarest, most collectible finishes, the Tanshell boasts a concise sandblast but unlike the dark-stained Shell Briar, the Tanshell is naturally stained, intended to develop a warm patina as it darkens with prolonged use over time.

-Angela Robertson
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing

STAMPING:
60
DUNHILL
TANSHELL
MADE IN
ENGLAND0
4(circled)T
  • Length: 5.39 in./136.91 mm.
  • Weight: 1.06 oz./29.94 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.34 in./34.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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