English Estates: Dunhill Bruyere (41083) (1978) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-33828

Dunhill currently utilizes a four-digit shaping convention, in which the "08" can either be a Bulldog or Rhodesian, depending on the shank. However, Dunhill used to use a five-digit shaping convention to distinguish between the two shapes, where the Bulldog ended in a "1" and the Rhodesian ended in a "3." Therefore, this "083" by Dunhill possesses the thick, cylindrical shank of a bent Rhodesian. A lengthy, vulcanite tapered stem supplements the dark-cherry Bruyere finish that dresses the domed bowl, here adorned with beadlines at its high waist to draw the eyes forward.

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.

--Zach Podl

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Measurements & Other Details

Rim Charring Chamber Carbonizing Charring Around The Airway Chamber Slightly Out Of Round Tooth Marks Light Oxidation

  • Length: 5.65 in./143.51 mm.
  • Weight: 1.73 oz./48.99 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.56 in./39.62 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.06 in./26.92 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Rhodesian
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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