English Estates: Dunhill Shell (416) (1977) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-34328

This "16" Pot by Dunhill is a timeless rendition of the classic shape, placing a broad, thick-walled bowl atop a rolling heel at the fore of a slim round shank and tapered vulcanite stem. Dressed in the iconic Shell Briar sandblast, the stummel offers a wealth of texture for the fingers to explore. Dating to 1977, this vintage piece will be of interest to collectors.

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 Charring Stamping Worn From Buffing

STAMPING:
416
DUNHILL SHELL
MADE IN ENGLAND 17
  • Length: 5.72 in./145.29 mm.
  • Weight: 1.34 oz./38.10 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Pot
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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