English Estates: Dunhill Shell (56) (F/T) (1970) (Aftermarket Silver Band) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-33213

This classic "56" bent Billiard from Dunhill is a timeless rendition of the shape chart standard, featuring a pert bowl at the fore of a high-kicking shank-and-stem arrangement, accented with an aftermarket silver band. Dressed in Dunhill's Shell Briar sandblast, the stummel offers plenty of engaging texture for the fingers to explore.

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.

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Light Oxidation Aftermarket Band (Cosmetic Only)

STAMPING:
56 F/T
DUNHILL SHELL
MADE IN ENGLAND 0
  • Length: 5.82 in./147.83 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.89 in./48.01 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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