This pipe has now sold and was a limited edition piece so we cannot get another one. We have left the description here for historical reference and interest.
Dunhill White Spot Chinese Zodiac Collector's 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 Monkey Shell Briar: This year’s pipe is a classic Zulu in Group 4 (4105) in a beautiful sandblasted shell finish finished with a hand cut Vulcanite mouthpiece bearing the famous White Spot. Each pipe is fitted with a 10mm 925 Sterling Silver band engraved with the zodiac sign of a monkey and is supplied with a specially manufactured soft Lamb Nappa leather case with embossed Monkey emblem, which is not available for separate purchase.
Limited Edition This edition is nominally limited to only 388 pieces worldwide in Shell finish and 388 pieces in Bruyere 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.