This Christmas pipe starts a new 12-year
theme ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’, beginning in 2011 and ending
in 2023. It is based the characters of the children’s book ‘The Nutcracker and
the Mouse King’ by German author Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann and the famous
ballet ‘The Nutcracker’ by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
This being the 1st pipe in the series, it depicts one
of the main characters of the story, THE NUTCRACKER.
The pipe is a very elegant group 4 Dublin in
Cumberland finish with slightly forward leaning bowl with bevelled, polished
rim. It features a wide Sterling Silver band intricately engraved with
scrollwork and the image of the Nutcracker. The solid Nutcracker pipe tamper has
substantially increased in weight and is hand-crafted from 50 grams of finest
English Sterling Silver.
Being a new series, the design of the traditional
Christmas book packaging has been reworked and upgraded. The highly collectable
White Spot Christmas pipes and tampers are presented in a leather-bound book
held in attractive blue & red colours with gold embossing to represent the
uniform of the Nutcracker. Each set is accompanied by its numbered limited
This edition series is strictly limited to annually
only 300 pipes worldwide.
Being a new
series, market allocations start fresh to allow new markets to gain better
access to this series. Please note that the allocations in year 1 (both in
quantity of pipes and edition numbers) will determine and fix the allocation for
the eleven (11) following years.
Subject ‘The Nutcracker’ Popular
children’s story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann Famous & prolific ballet
by Russian composer P.I. Tchaikovsky.
Dublin shape Elegant execution of
popular British shape: forward leaning head, tapered stem, and bevelled &
Cumberland finish - Dark-brown
sandblasted finish - Alfred Dunhill invented the sandblasted pipe in 1917 -
Sandblasting the pipe substantially enlarges its surface; thus, the pipe becomes
lighter and smokes cooler than a smooth pipe and is more robust
Cumberland mouthpiece Traditional
taper mouthpiece individually cut, shaped, finished and fitted from marbled,
rough rod Cumberland.
Size Gr. 4 – medium to large
Sterling Silver band - Sterling
Silver – 92.5% pure Silver - Engraved with “The Nutcracker”and intricate scroll
Tamper The Nutcracker – delicately
handcrafted from approximately 50 grams of finest Sterling Silver
Book case Prestigious leather-bound
presentation in blue & red inspired by Nutcracker uniform.
Limited Edition Exclusive &
collectable. Each pipe is one of only 300 worldwide.
Certificate Individually numbered
Copyright © 2011 by TECON GmbH
with friendly support of Alfred Dunhill LTD. London