This was a limited edition pipe and one happy pipe smoker has snapped it up. We have left the description on our website for historical reference and interest.
Dunhill White Spot Chinese Zodiac Collectors Pieces: In Chinese astrology, there are twelve animals representing twelve different types of characters or personalities. The Zodiac animals are, in successive order, the rat (or mouse), ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, sheep (or ram or goat), monkey, rooster, dog, and pig. Thus, it is the rabbit, which is the fourth animal in each twelve-year calendar cycle. Dunhill have commissioned the Zodiac collectors series inspired by the signs of the Zodiac.
Dunhill White Spot Zodiac year of the sheep Cumberland: This year’s pipe is a classic Dublin in Group 4 (4105) ina smooth cumberland finish with a hand-cut marbled Cumberland tapered mouthpiece that bears the famous White Spot. Each pipe is fitted with a 10mm 925 Sterling Silver band engraved with the zodiac sign of a sheep and is supplied with a specially manufactured soft Lamb Nappa leather case with embossed sheep emblem, which is not available for separate purchase.
Limited Edition This edition is nominally limited to only 388 pieces worldwide in Chestnut finish and 388 pieces in Cumberland finish. Since all numbers containing the digit ‘4’ pipe have been excluded (‘4’ stands for death in various Asian countries), there are actually only 313 pipes per finish being manufactured, of which only 312 pieces will be offered for sale. The edition number ‘1’ will be kept in the White Spot archive.