English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (4117) (2012) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-34898

Dunhill has two Bulldogs on their shape chart, the "04" and the "17." This "17" Bulldog by Dunhill is both squatter and wider than the "04," and one can think of the two forms as analogous to the differences between a Pot and a Billiard. Therefore, the "17" Bulldog's broad chamber ensures leisurely smoking sessions while feeling robust in hand. Rendered here in Group 4 size, the stummel showcases the rugged texture and classic hues of Dunhill's 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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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening

STAMPING:
4117
Alfred
THE WHITE SPOT
dunhill's
SHELL BRIAR
MADE IN ENGLAND 12
  • Length: 5.16 in./131.06 mm.
  • Weight: 1.36 oz./38.56 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bulldog
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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