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William Shakespeare, born in 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon, is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, a truly outstanding poet and possibly the world's most important dramatist ever.
His plays, written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, are today performed more often and in more countries that those of any other playwright.
He wrote 38 plays and 154 sonnets. Major works include Hamlet, King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, The Comedy of Errors, The Taming of the Shrew, The Merchant of Venice, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Much Ado about Nothing, and Romeo and Juliet.
His works, themes, style, and language have until this day a lasting influence on the world of theatre, film, opera, and our common language. Measurements
These White Spot pipes have been specially manufactured to commemorate and celebrate the 450 year jubilee of Shakespeare's birth in 1564.
The shape, an elegant Bent Dublin in group 4 (4114), is fitted with a precious metal band engraved with William Shakespeare's signature.
The delicate tamper, crafted from 15 grams of solid Sterling silver, is shaped like a writing quill in an inkwell, the traditional writing implement of the period.
Pipe and tamper are housed in an attractive leather presentation book bearing William Shakespeare's relief bust and his signature on its cover and a hand-signed limited edition certificate complements each pipe.
A total of 450 pipes are being launched as follows:
- Root Briar finish with 18ct Gold band, Sterling silver tamper 10 units
- Chestnut finish with Sterling silver band and tamper 40 units
- Cumberland finish with Sterling silver band and tamper 400 units
FEATURES KEY BENEFITS
Subject 'Shakespeare' To commemorate the birth of William Shakespeare in 1564
Shape An elegant Bent Dublin (4114) - a true writer's pipe
Finishes 3 Finishes: Root Briar, Chestnut, Cumberland
Mouthpiece Taper mouthpiece, individually cut, shaped, finished
and fitted from either black Vulcanite rod (Root Briar) or 'marbled' Cumberland rod (Cumberland & Chestnut finishes).
Size Gr.4 - medium to large size
Precious metal band - Sterling Silver = 92.5% pure silver
- 18ct gold = 75% pure gold
- engraved with William Shakespeare's signature
Tamper - finely crafted from solid Sterling Silver
- intricately detailed writing quill in inkwell
- height 65 mm
- weight 15 grams
Presentation case - Impressive and high-status gift presentation
- Leather covered book packaging
- Relief embossed bust of William Shakespeare
Length: 138 mm / 5.38 in
Height: 46 mm / 1.80 in
Outside Diameter: 38 mm / 1.48 in
Chamber Diameter: 19 mm / 0.74 in
Chamber Depth: 38 mm / 1.48 in
Weight: 37 gr / 1.29 oz
Shape: Bent Dublin
Mouthpiece material: Cumberland
4114 Alfred THE WHITE SPOT dunhill's, CUMBERLAND MADE IN ENGLAND14 145 OF 500
The pipe will be shipped with its original sock and box.