Such was the Dunhill’s responce to the increasing demand and constantly growing interest in freehand pipes in the 1970s. The Harcourt series has been sold through own Dunhill stores and a few of Dunhill’s dealers. The majority of the pipes were made by Preben Holm, during a short period Erik Nording made Harcourts as well. Exactly such pipe is represented at the pipephil “Logos & Markings” web encyclopedia (http://pipephil.eu/logos/en/infos/harcourt1.html) and there’s no doubt that this is a Preben Holm creature: the artisan’s design is recognizable by the characteristic shape of the pipe as well as by the stampings on its shank.
The pipe marking is “C \ HARCOURT \ HAND CARVED \ IN DENMARK”. The length is 14.6 cm (5.75″), bowl’s height is 6.1 cm (2.4″). External dimentions of the bowl are 5.0 x 4.1 cm (1.97 x 1.61″), internal diameter is 2.2 cm (0.87″). The depth is 5.1 cm (2.01″) and this pipe weights 59 gr (box 272). Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter.
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