Made one year after the end of WWI, this amazing Dunhill Bulldog shape 47 has survived 101 years while still maintaining its incredible condition! A rarity indeed, and what's more rare? How about its original box? I've never seen a Dunhill box this old and certainly not in this condition. Patented 5861/12, the arched "Dunhill" nomenclature tells us it's a 1919 as that was the only year Alfred used that stamp.Shape 47 is a longstanding classic, the quintessential English Bulldog! About a Group 2 in size the bowl has a crisp rim leading to a modest chamber yet affords decent capacity. The double beads are fine and the bowl has a slight forward cant.
Diamond shank is quite thick for its size which I love and tapers slightly to meet the original vulcanite stem with Reg No. 654638 and the bit remains surprisingly crisp. The white spot is a cream color from age with just a hint of deterioration on one small spot.The Bruyere finish is stunning, deep rich and warm while the grain shows off superb angel hair fine straight and flame grain throughout. I would put this pipe at a 9/10 condition wise which is remarkable. The box is awesome and still retains the original guarantee certificate as well as repair pamphlet with prices. A rare opportunity at one of the oldest Dunhill's you can find that remains in a condition suitable for the most discerning collector. This pipe received a very light restoration to preserve its originality.
Nomenclature: DUNHILL (arched) LONDON A, "INNERTUBE" PATENT No. Dimensions: 4 3/4" Long, 1 3/4" Tall, 18mm Chamber Width, 1 1/4 Chamber Depth. Chamber is clean and sound with just a touch of thinning near the rim. Rim has slight finish wear with a nick and minor residual darkening. A touch of oxidation in the creases near the bit.
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The item "DUNHILL RARE 1919 PATENT BRUYERE BULLDOG SHAPE 47 ESTATE PIPE WithORIGINAL BOX" is in sale since Sunday, October 11, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Tobacciana\Pipes\Estate". The seller is "deadmanspipes" and is located in San Diego, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.