English Estates: Dunhill Shell Briar (5103) (1993) (Unsmoked) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-35466

A venerably classic rendition, this "03" Billiard designated under Dunhill's Group 5 size exemplifies the simple elegance of traditional English shaping standards. It features a pert, upright bowl that transitions into a balanced shank, which then flows into a gradually tapering vulcanite stem. Accentuating the bowl's posture is the shank's flattened underside, which allows it to sit confidently. Dunhill's Shell Briar finish ties together this timeless look, granting this pipe a dark, rugged complexion.

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.

- Joshua Carroll
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CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
5103
DUNHILL SHELL
MADE IN ENGLAND 33
  • Length: 5.77 in./146.56 mm.
  • Weight: 1.68 oz./47.63 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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