Dunhill: Hansel & Gretel 2015 Shell Briar (4108) (72/75) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-6766
A special, limited-edition series crafted to commemorate the German fairy tale Hansel & Gretel by the Brothers Grimm, this Dunhill offering is truly remarkable. The singular shape for this line is the historic marque's "08" bent Bulldog, rendered in Group 4 proportions and is available in a variety of Dunhill's iconic finishes. The bowl noticeably forgoes the shape's signature beadlines in favor of a firm ridgeline around the bowl's waist but maintains the form's characteristic diamond shank. This particular rendition is finished in the inky tones of the Shell Briar sandblast, with waves of undulating grain climbing the bowl's flanks before meeting the smooth rim. A regal band of sterling silver adorns the shank-end, contrasting the rustic hues of the stummel's finish and is emblazoned with the names of the titular characters along its top side.
Limited to only 75 pieces in the Shell Briar finish, this particular piece is serialized as number 72 and comes complete with its own tamper. The sterling silver tamper is incredibly intricate, depicting the siblings encountering the cannibalistic witch outside of her deliciously edible home. The pipe and tamper are encased in a book-style leather presentation box, with a special slot along the left side to accommodate the individualized certificate of authenticity. From presentation to craftsmanship, this is truly stunning work from the legendary marque and a must-have for Dunhill collectors and aficionados of culturally significant literature.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.33 in./135.38 mm.
- Weight: 1.98 oz./56.25 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.67 in./42.42 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.82 in./46.23 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Bulldog
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: England