Dunhill: SPC Limited Edition 2023 Bruyere with Silver (4114) (1/10) (with Ventage Case and Extra Stem) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-015-7079
Legendary English marque Dunhill has collaborated with Smokingpipes a number of times in the past, showcasing their high-quality work in limited edition two-pipe sets in both 2020 and 2021. For 2023, the collaboration returns, though in unique fashion, comprising a single shape held within one of the White Spot's stylishly functional Ventage cases. The shape in question is Dunhill's sinuous "14" bent Dublin, here in Group 4 size, enhancing the presence of the bowl while maintaining a slender outline and rather light weight. Said bowl is an archetypal example of the Dublin's classic form, sitting atop a rounded heel and flaring out gently toward a flat rim, the rim itself overlooking an impressively broad chamber sure to offer leisurely smoking sessions. A tightly-knit transition gives way to a softly tapering shank which is angled upward slightly, diminishing as it reaches toward a domed silver military mount; This mount is a special feature here that's stylized at the end in a scalloped pattern, offering a floral accent which sets this series of pipes apart from much of Dunhill's portfolio. A broad band in the midsection of these mounts features a geometric, engine-turned pattern, further distinguishing these pipes from others, the combination of tulip-like military mount and engine-turned patterns an especially rare one. Pressure-fitted to the mount is a sleekly tapered vulcanite stem that's smartly curved for easy jaw-hanging and comfortable smoking, and, for further functionality, this cased pipe comes complete with an extra, longer stem: making this pipe a versatile companion fit for a variety of situations. An exceptional offering from a historical pipe making titan, this limited edition piece is a must-have for collectors of Dunhill's work or those that wish for a truly timeless take on the iconic bent Dublin: found here in the Bruyere's smooth finish and serialized as the first of ten examples dressed in the series.
The Bruyere was Alfred Dunhill's original finish upon launching his brand of premium pipes and smoking accessories and was the only Dunhill finish from 1910 until 1917. Even after the addition of other finishes, the Bruyere maintained a high level of popularity, becoming synonymous with what is thought of, even today, as the quintessential pipe. To achieve the iconic, ruby hue and saturation, a skilled craftsman painstakingly layers particular stains in a precise manner, then meticulously polishes the pipe to a high luster. The final result is, simply put, timeless.-John McElheny
Measurements & Other Details
- (Extra Stem)
- Length: 7.20 in. Weight: 1.7 oz.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in. Chamber Depth: 1.60 in.
- Outside Diameter: 1.51 in. Bowl Height: 1.85 in.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Length: 5.36 in./136.14 mm.
- Weight: 1.50 oz./42.58 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.86 in./21.84 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.51 in./38.35 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England