Irish Estates: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Natural Deerstalker with Gold Band (P-Lip) (1990) (Unsmoked)
Product Number: 004-004-7722
Though Sir Arthur Conan Doyle never directly named the deerstalker cap as Sherlock Holmes' headwear of choice, references of "ear-flapped travelling cap" and "close fitting, cloth cap" in The Adventure of Silver Blaze and The Boscombe Valley Mystery naturally led to the stories' illustrators depicting the genius detective in a deerstalker hat. The cap both fit Doyle's descriptions and was a typical accessory of the time period. Ever since, the deerstalker has become synonymous with Sherlock, having been worn by his numerous on-stage and on-screen portrayers. Peterson's Deerstalker (the "XL14" shape outside the Sherlock series), however, isn't an ear-flapped cap but, rather, a slightly bent Rhodesian, full of bold, robust proportions — a signature aesthetic of the Irish marque and a style seen through the entire, commemorative Sherlock Holmes collection.
Peterson introduced the Sherlock Holmes series in 1987 with a one-off design commemorating the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet. Two years later, the Irish marque decided to add a new shape every six months, forming what would eventually become the 18-pipe Sherlock Holmes collection. Each pipe in the collection also showcases Peterson's exemplary silverwork — the firm being renowned for its application of sterling silver, with the Sallynoggin factory's smiths having completed a years-long mentorship stewarded by Peterson's senior craftsmen. However, this particular unsmoked example from 1990 features a gold band etched with the collection's logo, complemented by a vivid, honey-blonde contrast stain for a vibrant, eye-catching aesthetic.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Peterson's (in script)
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- Length: 5.98 in./151.89 mm.
- Weight: 2.10 oz./59.53 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland