Alfred Dunhill White Spot Limited Edition Chinese Zodiac Collector's Edition (County Year of the Dog 2018) (WS014077) 179/288
- Overall Length: 142mm
- Overall Height: 75mm
- Bowl Height: 49.5mm
- Bowl Diameter: 37mm
- Bore: 20mm
- Weight: 49g
- Deluxe Presentation Box
- Leather Pipe Holder
- Signed Scroll/Certificate of authenticity
- Limited to 232 pieces worldwide
Dunhill White Spot Chinese Zodiac Collector’s Pieces:
Dunhill have commissioned the Zodiac collectors series inspired by the signs of the Zodiac.
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 dog, which is the eleventh animal in each twelve-year calendar cycle.
Dunhill White Spot Zodiac Year of the Dog Cumberland Briar Pipe:
Specially manufactured to celebrate the 11th year of the 12-year cycle in the Chinese calendar, the limited edition pipes Year of the Dog are the eleventh in a series of pipes that represent the Chinese Zodiac signs.
This year’s pipe is a classic 02 Bent in Group 4 in Cumberland finish with a hand-cut marbled Cumberland tapered mouthpiece that bears the famous White Spot.
Each pipe is fitted with a 10mm Sterling Silver band engraved with the zodiac sign of the dog and is supplied with a specially manufactured soft leather case, which is not available to purchase separately.
This edition is nominally limited to only 288 pieces worldwide in Chestnut finish and 288 pieces in Cumberland finish.
Since all numbers containing the digit ‘4’ have been excluded (‘4’ stands for death in various Asian countries), there are actually only 232 pipes per finish being manufactured, of which only 231 pieces will be offered for sale. The edition number ‘1’ will be kept in the White Spot archive.