English Estates: Dunhill Shell Patent (102/1) (1948) (Replacement Stem) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-33343
Fashioned back in 1948, this Dunhill Shell Patent pipe is a sleek, slender take on the Dublin. As part of the esteemed marque's Patent Era, it's a highly collectible piece and wears an old-school, craggy sandblast that's stained a dark, ruby-toned hue, providing lots of textural appeal. Shape-wise, the tall, forward-leaning bowl shows a subtle taper, while the streamlined oval shank and elegantly tapered stem make for a handsome, seamless profile.
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.-Gabriel Bass
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Slightly Out Of Round Stamping Worn From Buffing Replacement Stem
MADE IN ENGLAND 8
PATENT NO 417574/34
- Length: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
- Weight: 0.83 oz./23.59 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.19 in./30.23 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England