English Estates: Dunhill Bruyere Churchwarden with Silver (3) (1996) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-002-34943
Dunhill Churchwardens are rather uncommon to come across on the estate market and even newer ones produced today are only found as part of the English marque's Quaint line, a series defined by non-standard shapes. This particular rendition was crafted back in 1996 and measures seven inches in overall length. The slightly canted bowl houses a respectably deep chamber inside and is paired to a willowy, elegantly arcing vulcanite mouthpiece. The stummel is finished in the iconic Bruyere smooth finish, which highlights gorgeous grain across the briar's surface.
The Bruyere was Alfred Dunhill's original finish upon launching his brand of premium pipes and smoking accessories and was the only Dunhill finish from 1910 until 1917. Even after the addition of other finishes, the Bruyere maintained a high level of popularity, becoming synonymous with what is thought of, even today, as the quintessential pipe. To achieve the iconic, ruby hue and saturation, a skilled craftsman painstakingly layers particular stains in a precise manner, then meticulously polishes the pipe to a high luster. The final result is, simply put, timeless.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening Chamber ReCoated
dunhill (inside oval)
MADE IN ENGLAND 35
- Length: 7.78 in./197.61 mm.
- Weight: 1.28 oz./36.29 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.77 in./19.56 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Churchwarden
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England