English Estates: Dunhill Shell (572) (F/T) (2) (S) (1971) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-002-36939

Dated to 1971, this lightweight "572" Billiard from Dunhill is a particularly lithe rendition of the shape, featuring a stature akin to the Pot. Squat and petite, the bowl stands upright at the fore of a slender shank-and-stem arrangement, with the saddle stem bringing exceptional length to the composition. The stummel wears Dunhill's iconic Shell Briar finish, granting this vintage piece 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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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Stamping Worn From Buffing

572 F/T
2 (inside circle)
  • Length: 5.83 in./148.08 mm.
  • Weight: 0.90 oz./25.51 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.37 in./34.80 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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