A pleasant example of the pipe carvers art from the Sasieni – one of the most aggressive and active competitors of Dunhill for many years. The family business successfully worked till 1979 – until the recession of demand in pipes forced to sell the business to new investors, and interest in Sasieni among collectors has gone down significantly. In our case it is the Berkeley Club pipe still from the “Alfred era” (made before 1979), a very pleasant finding both for collectors and just experienced & demanding smokers.
The pipe markings are “BERKELEY CLUB \ LONDON MADE”, “MADE IN \ ENGLAND”, “716”. The length is 13.7 cm (5.39″), bowl’s height is 4.8 cm (1.89″). External diameter of the bowl is 3.6 cm (1.42″), internal diameter is 1.9 cm (0.75″). The depth is 3.8 cm (1.5″) and this pipe weights 46 gr. Briar, vulcanite stem, no filter. The chamber has been protected with a break-in coat.