English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (4111) (2000) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-34309
Dunhill's "11" is a classic rendition of the ever-stylish Lovat shape. This particular Group 4-sized rendition poses a muscular, upright bowl at the fore of an elongated round shank and an abbreviated saddle stem of brindled vulcanite. Lightweight in hand and streamlined in profile, this piece is stylishly dressed in the dark, grain-defining Shell Briar sandblast.
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.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Finish Buffed Off Rim Mild Chamber Carbonizing
MADE IN ENGLAND 00
- Length: 5.10 in./129.54 mm.
- Weight: 1.31 oz./37.19 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England