Dunhill Amber Root GP #6
While still displaying the squat, low-set demeanor of Dunhill's classic "17" Bulldog shape, this Group 6 rendition presents an even wider disposition, filling the palm with its Saucer-like waistline. Unlike smaller group-sized iterations, when seen in Group 6, the shape often trades its conventional beadlines for softer ridge to demarcate the rim's taper, as seen here. That said, such a bold, large version of the "17" is decidedly more rare, making this piece a find for collectors.
One of Dunhill's more recent finishes, the Amber Root was introduced in 1995. Like the Root Briar, it showcases a smooth stain, accentuating the briar's natural grain in traditional style. Typically auburn-hued, the Amber Root is often a touch darker in color than that of the Root Briar, pairing handsomely with the jet-black stem for an aesthetic that combines the grain definition of the Root Briar finish with the darker, smokier tones of the Bruyere.
- Length: 6.48 in./164.59 mm.
- Weight: 2.40 oz./68.04 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.94 in./23.88 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.18 in./55.37 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bulldog
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: England