English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (5102) (2002) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-34607

This "02" bent Billiard by Dunhill is the archetypal rendition of the Anglo-French shape. Possessing curvaceous contours, Dunhill's keen sense for proportions keeps the composition balanced evenly between the shapely bowl and sinuous shank, while the tapered stem enhances the willowy nature of the profile. Additionally, this "02" is dressed in Dunhill's timeless Shell Briar finish.

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.

--Zach Podl

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Smoked, But Rather Clean

STAMPING:
5102
DUNHILL (In Oval)
SHELL BRIAR
MADE IN ENGLAND 02
  • Length: 6.10 in./154.94 mm.
  • Weight: 1.84 oz./52.16 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.46 in./37.08 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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