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England, 1960s

A large and very accurately smoked high grade Charatan’s pipe from the most glorious period of the company history: in 1960s Charatan’ factory lead by Herman Lane was perhaps the most famous and blossoming English pipe brand and the top competitor to the Dunhill white spot. The pipe has no shape number , such pipes were being created by Charatan’s leading carvers without any prescripts dictatet by catalogue shapes standards and shapes – just great briar, its grain and fantastic imagionation of the artisan!

The pipe marking is “CHARATAN’S MAKE \ LONDON. ENGLAND \ DISTINCTION”, “Made By Hand \ In \ City of London”. The length is 16.0 cm (6.3″), bowl’s height is 5.1 cm (2.01″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.9 cm (1.93″), internal diameter is 2.4 cm (0.94″). The depth is 3.9 cm (1.54″) and this pipe weights 53 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.

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