English Estates: Charatan's Make Distinction Dublin Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-36853

Known for their whimsical shaping style compared to other English marques, this straight Dublin fits right into Charatan's portfolio. The bowl is tall and proud, with a subtle flare up toward its rim, its rather stout build lending the profile a muscular charm. Out back, a straight, lengthy stretch of tapering shank and a sleek Double Comfort saddle stem lend a nice balance to the imposing bowl, the shank's easy taper through to its end affording the silhouette here an aerodynamic look. Dressed in a warm auburn stain, the stummel here showcases some impressive grain, with flame and straight grain wrapping around the walls of the bowl as birdseye peppers the rim.

Charatan boasts a long, well-respected history of pipe making, with Frederick Charatan founding the business in 1863. One of the first pipe makers in England, Charatan began by producing meerschaum pipes, finding great success and quickly needing to relocate to a larger workshop, and it was here that Charatan began to carve briar pipes. Charatan has the rare distinction of being the first marque in England to hand-make their briar pipes from start to finish, starting with a raw block of burl and a vulcanite blank, coining the process with the now-iconic stamping of "Charatan's Make." Charatan was so successful that, before Dunhill began to make their own briars, Charatan actually supplied the legendary marque with pipes from 1908 to 1910. In 1962, then-leader Reuben Charatan passed away, and the rights to the Charatan brand were sold in the next few years to Lane, who was the primary distributor of their pipes. Charatan then changed hands several more times in the following years, before being bought by Dunhill in 2002.

-John McElheny

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Dings On The Rim Small Dings Around The Bowl Minor Tooth Marks Spots In The Stem Material

STAMPING:
L (inside circle)
CHARATAN'S MAKE
LONDON. ENGLAND
DISTINCTION
MADE BY HAND
  • Length: 5.81 in./147.57 mm.
  • Weight: 1.40 oz./39.69 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.47 in./37.34 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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