English Estates: Dunhill Black Briar with Silver Spigot (4103) (2009) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-33042

Dunhill's "03" Billiard is here rendered in Group 4 proportions and is a thoroughly traditional interpretation. It's adorned with a dazzling silver spigot mount, enabling the pipe to be broken down even when hot, which also helps with portability, and adds an elegant dash of flash to the composition. Along with the English marque's sleek Black Briar finish and hand-cut vulcanite stem, this composition displays a formal, dress pipe aesthetic in a form that's easy to love and hard to beat.

The Black Briar shares origins with Dunhill's Dress finish, first introduced in 1973 and characterized by a smooth, ebony finish. In 1979, though, the English marque renamed the line "Dress" with the addition of sterling silver, contributing to what would later become known as the dress-pipe style. That said, The White Spot still produces Black Briar pipes, though on a considerably less frequent basis. They share the same finish as Dunhill's Dress pipes but forego the silver accent for a more reserved presentation of elegance and class, lending this pipe a distinctly formal aesthetic that's ready for any black-tie affair.

-John McElheny
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CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Finish Buffed Off Rim Mild Chamber Carbonizing Finish Faded Light Oxidation

STAMPING:
4103
dunhill (inside oval)
BLACK BRIAR
MADE IN ENGLAND 09
  • Length: 5.84 in./148.34 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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