Dunhill: Shell Briar Quaint Bent Billiard Sitter (4) (2021) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-015-6447

Dunhill's Quaint series is reserved for non-standard forms, as in this bent Billiard Sitter. Rendered in Group 4 size, the forward-inclining bowl is deep of chamber and firm of heel. A low-set transition is followed by a somewhat abbreviated shank and a downturned stem that is reminiscent of the Prince shape. Elegantly fashioned and dressed in the crisp sandblast of the Shell Briar finish, this piece is indeed a Sitter and feels delightful in hand.

The Shell Briar's addition to the Dunhill catalog was a pivotal moment in pipe-smoking history. Before 1917, pipes with sandblasted finishes had never been made, and Alfred Dunhill's innovative mind created arguably the most popular finish for pipes today when he unveiled the Shell Briar. With its dark, reserved color palette and delightful texture, it's no surprise that it's still wildly popular over a century later.

-John McElheny
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.82 in./20.83 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Billiard
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: England
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