A very well preserved classical English lovat pipe made during the family, “pre-Lane” era. You may see that the shape number is located on the left side of the shank (from the smoker’s perspective) together with other stampings, what is typical for the Ruben era. So the pipe was made in 1950s, hardly much earlier: the Special series was more characteristic for the last “family” decade and the Lane period.
The pipe markings are “CHARATAN’S MAKE \ LONDON. ENGLAND \ SPECIAL”, “59”. The length is 11.0 cm (4.33″), bowl’s height is 3.3 cm (1.3″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.2 cm (1.26″), internal diameter is 1.7 cm (0.67″). The depth is 2.9 cm (1.14″) and this pipe weights 22 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.