This Christmas pipe continues the 12-year
theme ‘The Nutcracker and the Mouse King’, which began in 2011 and will
end in 2022. 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 3rd pipe in the series, it depicts
Maria Stahlbaum, the young hero who owns the Nutcracker and with whom she
experiences the most wondrous and exciting adventures.
The pipe is a very elegant group 4 Square Panel
(4124) in Shell Briar finish. It features a Sterling Silver band intricately
engraved with scrollwork and the name Maria.
The impressive pipe tamper is 65mm long and crafted
from solid Sterling Silver. It depicts in great detail Maria holding her beloved
Nutcracker in her arms.
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 edition certificate. This edition series
is strictly limited to annually only 300 pipes
|Subject ‘The Nutcracker’
||Popular children’s story by German author E.T.A. Hoffmann
Famous & prolific ballet by Russian composer P.I.
|Square Panel shape
||Shape 24 – Classic, straight pipe shape. Flat bottom allows to
pipe to sit (‘sitter’)|
|Shell Briar finish
||- Black sandblasted finish|
- best-selling of all
- 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 and offers a
||Traditional taper mouthpiece individually cut, shaped, finished
and fitted from black, rough rod Vulcanite.|
||Gr. 4 – medium to large size|
|Sterling Silver band
||- Sterling Silver – 92.5% pure Silver|
- 10mm wide
Engraved with Maria’s name and scroll work.
||– Maria 65mm long, delicately crafted from approximately 66
grams finest Silver|
||Prestigious leather-bound presentation in blue & red
inspired by Nutcracker uniform.|
||Exclusive & collectable. Each pipe is one of only 300
||Individually numbered between
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