Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Two Pipe Art Deco Set (3) (42/50) (2018) (with Case)
Product Number: 002-015-4110
A design style of art and architecture, the Art Deco movement began in Paris before WWI and gained extensive popularity through the 1920s, with a number of buildings (including the Chrysler and Empire State building in New York City), furniture wares, jewelry accessories, and household objects manifesting the Art Deco style. The movement was defined by a prioritization of luxury and modernity, combining lavish materials with expert craftsmanship. At the height of Art Deco's influence, in the mid-1920s, Alfred Dunhill published the fifth edition of his famous catalog About Smoke: An Encyclopedia of Smoking, and in this edition, pipes and accessories readily showcased the Art Deco style.
In this 2-pipe set from Dunhill, the English marque presents a shape featured in that fifth edition from 1924 — a Quaint design, the "KC" is a straight, Rhodesian-esque pipe, marked by a tapered rim and ridgelined bowl. The second pipe, a bent piece higher-set of waistline but with a similar taper as that of the "KC," is an unnamed shape found in Dunhill's archive. Though unnamed, it pairs perfectly with the "KC," both shapes exuding a clean-lined elegance and poise representative of the Art Deco movement and adorned with sterling silver bands etched with Art Deco design motifs.
This particular set wears the iconic Shell Briar finish, of which only 50 sets were made. The pipes come complete with a 2-pipe Ventage case — invented by Alfred Dunhill in 1919 and patented the following year, the Ventage allows the pipes to be safely stowed while still able to cool and vent thanks to the case's ventilation channel.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Shell Briar Rhodesian (4) (42/50) (2018)
Length: 5.53 in.
Weight: 1.2 oz.
Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in.
Chamber Depth: 1.30 in.
Outside Diameter: 1.54 in.
Bowl Height: 1.55 in.
Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Length: 5.51 in./139.95 mm.
- Weight: 1.10 oz./31.18 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 0.93 in./23.62 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England