English Estates: James Upshall Smooth Billiard with Silver (P) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-36748

The James Upshall pipe was first produced as a line of ultra-premium pieces from the workshop of Kenneth Barnes and Barry Jones, who split from Charatan in 1978, the company named after one of Barne's pipe smoking relatives: James Archelaus Upshall. Upshall pipes have acquired widespread acclaim since their founding, owing to the brand's fastidious focus on perfection in both engineering and shaping. Though unfortunately, Kenneth Barnes passed away in 2021, Upshall pipes are still produced today, staying true to the high standards which they set for themselves in 1978. This Billiard rendition features an affably rounded, plump bowl paired to a comparatively trim stretch of shank and saddle stem, the junction marked by a broad band of silver. Said bowl is comfortable in hand and sits at the end of a wide transition, taking on a unique stance as it cants slightly rearwards from atop the flattened underside. The stummel's traditional mahogany stain further accentuates this piece's classic appeal and highlights an abundance of dense flame grain all around the bowl.

-John McElheny

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CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Dings On The Rim Chamber Carbonizing Charring Around The Airway Chamber Uneven From Reaming Dings Around The Bowl Tooth Marks Light Oxidation

STAMPING:
P
JAMES UPSHALL (In Oval)
TILSHEAD
ENGLAND
MADE BY HAND
  • Length: 5.85 in./148.59 mm.
  • Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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