English Estates: Dunhill Bruyere (317) (1975) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-33293
Fashioned in 1975, this "317" Prince from Dunhill is a sleek bit of English craftsmanship. It features a plump, rounded bowl that's posed at the fore of an arrow-straight shank-and-stem arrangement. In keeping with the English marque's typical shaping style, the proportions here are precise and well-balanced, with the bowl, shank, and stem all harmoniously aligned within the composition. Dressed in the ruby-hued Bruyere smooth finish, the stummel displays some fetching grain around the flanks of the bowl.
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 Charring Mild Chamber Carbonizing Chamber Slightly Out Of Round Small Dings Around The Bowl Finish Worn From Buffing
- Length: 6.15 in./156.21 mm.
- Weight: 1.00 oz./28.35 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.03 in./26.16 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Prince
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England