CHARATAN’S Make Belvedere 30120

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England, 1960-70s

A Charatan’s pipe from the “Lane era” (1960 – middle 1970s), the period of the brightest blossoming of this brand, delightful shapes and grains, which eclipsed all others pipe makers including Dunhill. Obviously Charatan’s pipes should have got either double comfort (DC) or saddle stems. But it’s the canadian pipe from the Lane Era Charatan’s carvers, therefore it’s made with the tapered stem. A real rarity!

The pipe markings are “(L)”, “CHARATAN’S MAKE \ LONDON ENGLAND \ BELVEDERE”, “30120”. The length is 15.5 cm (6.1″), bowl’s height is 4.7 cm (1.85″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.7 cm (1.46″), internal diameter is 1.9 cm (0.75″). The depth is 4.1 cm (1.61″) and this pipe weights 46 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. There’s a small (less than 1 mm) spacing between the end of the shank and the stem, but the stem sits snug and reliable.

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