Stanwell 37 Reg Era Rusticated Volcano Sitter Estate Briar Pipe, Danish Estates [SOLD]

Out of stock


Stanwell is one of Denmark’s most celebrated and enduring pipe companies, having been founded by Poul Nielsen shortly after the second world war. Over the last six decades, Stanwell has established itself as both a leader in innovative Danish design and for producing well-priced pipes with precision construction and engineering. Many of its designs were created for the company by iconic pipe-makers in the Scandinavian scene, such as Sixten Ivarsson, Anne Julie, Jess Chonowitsch, and Tom Eltang.

Stanwell is not well known for rusticating their pipes. In fact, in my life, I have only seen around half a dozen examples, and I have only encountered two in person, of which this is one. Of these rusticated pipes, I have furthermore only seen three examples with a fumed rim, and held only two – again, this being one of them. I am not entirely sure if this hand made fumed series had a name, but it appears that it was produced at some point in the later 1970s (a guide to dating Stanwell pipes can be found on the main MBSD hub). This particular example is a rendition of Sixten Ivarsson’s shape ’37’ volcano, so I guess it is quite fitting that such a finish was paired with such a design.

The condition is great. There’s a little finish fading on the pipe’s fumed rim, but its ebonite stem is free from chatter, the remainder of its finish is unblemished, and its nomenclature and stem logo are well preserved – which is certainly ideal for such a rare pipe.



Length: 5″ / 127.0mm

Bowl Width: 0.83 / 21.08mm

Bowl Depth: 1.29″ / 32.76mm

Weight: 1.7oz / 50g

Additional information

Weight 15 oz
Condition Used