GBD Virgin 202, Smooth Canadian Briar Pipe, English Estates [SOLD OUT]
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GBD was one of several prominent examples of a French pipe brand that, due to certain circumstances, became a maker associated with classic ‘British’ pipes. Founded in 1850 by the French trio Ganneval, Bondier & Donninger, the brand was bought and moved to London at the beginning of the 20th century, were it continued to produce high-quality and highly desirable pipes.
This particular GBD is a beautifully executed, classic Canadian. I’m not entirely sure when it was made, as dating GBD pipes is fairly difficult, but judging by the brass ‘GBD’ rondelle set into the stem, I would estimate that it is from before the Cadogan merger – though this would only be an estimation. Either way, it is a lovely pipe, and is delightfully lightweight, meaning it should be an easy clencher. The bowl has some slight rim darkening, and its walls are somewhat thin, but overall it’s well preserved.
Bowl Width: 23.2mm
Bowl Depth: 1.6″
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