A Charatan’s pipe of “the second Lane era” (1965-76), the period of the brightest blossoming of this brand, delightful shapes and grains, which eclipsed all others pipe makers including Dunhill. There’s no shape number on the pipe, thus it was made by one of the leading carvers at this factory regardless any catalogues. A very interesting view on the traditional English bulldog shape from Charatan’s artisans!
The pipe markings are “(L)”, “CHARATAN’S MAKE \ LONDON ENGLAND \ EXECUTIVE” (a bit hardly visible), “MADE BY HAND”. The length is 15.4 cm (6.06″), bowl’s height is 4.7 cm (1.85″). External diameter of the bowl is 4.9 cm (1.93″), internal diameter is 2.4 cm (0.94″). The depth is 3.6 cm (1.42″) and this pipe weights 51 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat. The bowl had a few chips which were carefully and reliably patched during the restoration.