Dunhill: Ruby Bark Quaint Bulldog with Silver (3)
Product Number: 002-015-5174
The Quaint series designates pipes that fall outside of Dunhill's traditional shape chart, often making for highly collectible, highly unique designs. This Bulldog being no exception, forgoing the typical robust muscularity one often associates with the shape for a more demure, reserved rendition. While the bowl still boasts the prominent ridgeline and robust shape, it's decidedly squatter, lacking some of the height, while out back, the diamond shank-and-stem combination lends a protracted litheness to the profile. Dressed in the Ruby Bark finish and accented with a slender band of sterling silver, this is a handsome, distinctive Bulldog.
Dunhill's Ruby Bark finish is one that's gone through a fairly extensive evolution since its inception in 1972. It began as the Redbark and has always remained a red-stained sandblast, but the color was brightened a few years after its introduction before Dunhill returned to the original, darker hue in 1976. Eventually, though, the Redbark was discontinued in 1987. After a hiatus of several decades, the same ruby-stained sandblast was reimagined in the form of today's Ruby Bark finish, adding to the rich aesthetic crisp accents of sterling silver for a colorful presentation that still retains a high level of formality.--Davin Hylton
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.43 in./137.92 mm.
- Weight: 0.96 oz./27.22 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.13 in./28.70 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England