English Estates: Dunhill Bruyere Christmas Pipe (Five Gold Rings) (4) (4/500) (1997) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-002-6546
For 1997 it was time for the "Five Golden Rings" verse to have its turn, and so Dunhill chose a fittingly smooth and sensuous, full-bodied bent Billiard, here in a rich Bruyere finish. Aside from bearing one of the most complex tampers, depicting a trimmed tree trunk hung with rings, this year's edition was also unique for using a Quaint variation, rather than standard Dunhill design for the pipe itself.
This example also happens to be number "4/500" produced, a special number to collectors where Dunhill's limited editions are concerned, given that "1/x" remains in the hands of Dunhill. I don't know where that leaves "2/x" or "3/x", but I can say that I've never seen a single one yet.
- Eric N. Squires
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Measurements & Other Details
4 [in circle]
dunhill [in oval]
MADE IN ENGLAND37 [37 underlined]
4 OF 500
Condition: 5/5 Unsmoked
- Length: 5.52 in./140.21 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England