Sasieni Four Dot Amesbury Patent, Canadian Estate Briar Pipe, English Estates [SOLD]

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Along with names like Barling, Charatan, and Dunhill Sasieni holds a special place in the history of English smoking pipes – one near to its very beginnings. So the story goes, Sasieni himself worked for Dunhill during its early days. But eventually he left Dunhill, having his own ideas about how pipes should be made, and founded Sasieni. This was 1919, and Sasieni has been the closest thing to a household name in English pipes ever since.

Originally (1919-24), Sasieni’s highest-end pipes were marked with a single, light blue dot. But, after an unfortunate legal battle with Dunhill, who also marked their pipes with single dots (or, rather, ‘spots’), Sasieni was forced to come up with another stem logo. Enter the ‘Four Dot,’ a series featuring a variety of shapes and finishes, but which were all considered the make’s best pipes. The style of these dots did, however, still change over the years, as did their accompanying nomenclature. The Amesbury (named after the town in England, rather than the city in Massachusetts) was Sasieni’s Canadian shape, with this one dressed in make’s distinct rusticated finish. Judging by the nomenclature, patent number, and stem dot style, this Sasieni looks to have been a post-war, but pre-1950, model produced for the American market.

The condition is great for the pipe’s age. There’s some rim darkening, with a particular spot on the left inner lip, and some small tooth marks round the button, but the pipe is nonetheless well preserved, having come to us, via our trade in program, from the estate of a British pipes collector.



Length: 6″ / 137.1mm

Bowl Width: 0.78 / 23.36mm

Bowl Depth: 1.42″ / 36.06mm

Weight: 1.1oz / 32g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used