English Estates: James Upshall Empire Series Tradition Dublin (B) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-33514

The James Upshall workshop is known for its often robust renditions of Anglo-French shape chart standards. This Dublin, however, is far from traditionally inclined, with a silhouette closer to a Freehand than a classic Dublin. The shank and stem take on a thick presence and push out of a wide transition, with the shank's trim length made up for by the lengthy bit of the saddle stem. Up front, things become interesting, as the bowl rests inside of a paneled flare from the flat heel that is flattened as well at the corners. From the middle, a secondary flare takes hold, followed by another, creating a stepped look reminiscent of a Ziggurat, if Ziggurats expanded at the top and opened into a vast tobacco chamber. The wealth of substance on display here is incredible, and the stummel itself is dressed in a warm, honeyed stain which unveils some dense flame grain through the flanks, while the bowl's rim is crowned with plateau for textural contrast.

-John McElheny
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CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Minor Tooth Marks Light Oxidation

STAMPING:
B
JAMES UPSHALL (inside oval)
TRADITION
TILSHEAD
ENGLAND
MADE BY HAND
  • Length: 7.00 in./177.80 mm.
  • Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.14 in./54.36 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.97 in./24.64 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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