Irish Estates: Peterson Sherlock Holmes Smooth Hudson (P-Lip) (1996) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-004-10669
Named after Sherlock's housekeeper and landlady at 221B Baker Street, Peterson's Hudson design is a hearty, sturdy quarter-bent Bulldog. Mrs. Hudson is quite a significant character throughout the adventures of Holmes and Watson, especially in her ability to put up with Sherlock's eccentricities and all the trouble and intrigue he naturally gravitated toward. Also referred to as the "XL21," the bowl's forward cant and easy transition echo the stem's slight downward turn, lending the muscular form a sense of elegance. Its robust proportions, especially the extra substance lent to the shank and transition speak of the Irish marque's own design manifest: classic English shapes, tweaked in proportions to create something unique in and of itself.
Peterson of Dublin and Sherlock Holmes have enjoyed an inextricable association ever since Basil Rathbone first picked up a Peterson pipe on the silver screen. Rathbone's 14-film portrayal of the intrepid detective lasted from 1939 to 1946, and Peterson's Sherlock Holmes collection has honored that relationship since 1987. Peterson introduced the series with a one-off design commemorating the 100th anniversary of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's A Study in Scarlet, with more shapes released throughout the subsequent years, and the line has become a staple across the Irish marque's portfolio. 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. The Sherlock Holmes line boasts broad accent bands of the regal metal, etched with the collection's logo, contrasted here against an auburn stain to accentuate the briar's gorgeous grain.-Truett Smith
Measurements & Other Details
Rim Darkening Chamber Carbonizing Finish Faded Light Oxidation
MADE IN THE
- Length: 5.85 in./148.59 mm.
- Weight: 2.11 oz./59.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.90 in./48.26 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.52 in./38.61 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Ireland