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PRESTIGE PIPES
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Possibly you could think of Prestige pipes as falling into 3 categories:
Classic shapes - Designer pipes - Collectables
including Autograph - Leonardo da Vinci
THE CLASSIC SHAPES

The Classic shapes pioneered by Alfred Dunhill. These classic shapes are part of the normal range of the particular manufacturer – but every now and then during manufacture
a bowl of exceptional quality and beauty is found, which is then given special attention to nurture a Prestige pipe.

The Dunhill “White Spot” was the first pipe to carry a guarantee. That little white spot is still a symbol of perfection and style, and the guarantee still holds.
Dunhill pipes have an exceptionally long life and are in great demand as refurbished “estate” pipes.

Amber Root; Group 4 Billiard (2009)
54-DHDPA4103 Sorry, I'm sold!
This pipe is remarkable for its colour. Dunhill Pipe ~ Amber Root ~  Group 4 BilliardIt is a much lighter shade of amber due to the high proportion of really hard grain. The grain flows back from a point in the front of the bowl to a beautiful wide birds eye panel right where you, the smoker, can see it best. The large bowl is thickly-wooded, yet the overall weight is only 41g.

The pipes on this page:
These pictures are of specific pipes we are holding for you. The pipe you see is the pipe you will receive. Each pipe is fitted with an acrylic or Lucite mouthpiece and can take an optional filter (Savinelli 6mm, Stanwell 9mm). In fact we have the best selection of Prestige Pipes in South Africa.
You can make arrangements to see some at your nearest Wesley’s.

More pipes of the same quality are available – just ask your nearest Wesley’s. Click the ' DETAIL' button for a closer look and a guide to the size of these unique pipes.

Straight Grain 2 Star Root Briar; Bent Rhodesian (2009)
54-DHDPZ2ST R13 595.00 Sorry, I'm sold!
Straight Grain pipes cannot be made – they can only be found, and only from the best part of the root.

And here Dunhill has found a truly magnificent specimen in the Dunhill Straight Grain 2 Star Root Briar; Bent RhodesianRoot Briar finish, which is used only used for the best quality and most beautiful grains. The delicate grain is followed all the way round the bowl and up the stem – and by choosing the Bent Rhodesian shape the pipe maker allows the smoker to appreciate the Birds Eye grain over the top of the bowl. The fine crafting of the rings adds to the beauty of the pipe. As you would expect, the bowl is flawless and perfectly cured, and consequently relatively light weight (39g) for a smooth pipe of this shape.Here you can see the pipe in detail
The size about that of a Group 3 pipe.
Dunhill stamps Straight Grain pipes “D R” – standing for Dead Root; with, since 1979, a number of stars (up to 7) for size. Originally the finish was Bruyere, but since 1930 the, then new, Root Briar finish has been most often used.
More about the markings on Dunhill Straight Grain (DR) pipes


Savinelli Punto Oro Natural

The “classic” pipe that made the name “Savinelli” famous all over the world thanks to the high quality briar and to the ultimate care in production. The quality is reflected in the mirror-smooth inside of the bowl, the predominance of hard wood, the hand-cut mouthpiece – and the light weight, which indicates the high calibre of the curing.
All have a Teflon peg with a 6mm filter option; the pipes are presented with an adapter and 6mm balsa filters.
The Gold Dot is the stamp of excellence on these magnificent pipes.

Nobody makes a more consistent classic bent pipe than Savinelli.
The two below are the larger kingsize shape 606 – a comfortable handful for a serious smoke.

Savinelli Punto Oro Natural
The grain in this pipe is straight across the top and base of the bowl, and over / under the shank.
It forms a wide area of birdseye over most of the bowl – a joy to behold.
54-SavPONK606a Sorry, I'm sold!

Here you can see the pipe in detail


 

Nording Harmony

Harmony is a perfect description of these quality briar pipes, with elegant multi-tone coloured finishes.

Nording Harmony quality briar pipes

 

Only one of each – the pipe you see is the pipe you will get. Each pipe is boxed and comes with a protective sleeve.

They feel very good in the hand, and Erik Nording will have made certain that the briar is top quality, the finish is durable, and the smoking experience excellent.

The model decorated in brown tones has a black mouthpiece with 9mm option.
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The models decorated in green tones, or in grey and white tones, have matching non-filter mouthpieces.
54-NordHrmGrn Sorry, I'm sold!
54-NordHrmWht Sorry, I'm sold!

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UNUSUAL FINISHES – DESIGNER PIPES - SAVINELLI

Something different for your collection: But such designs and finishes are not for lower-priced briar – they need top quality wood, innovative designs, eye-catching finishes …….. and inspiration.

 

Prestige Collection from Savinelli 1876

Achille Savinelli, a man who changed the history of the pipe, was born in Milan in 1918. To Achille, the son of the founder of Savinelli, pipes were a true passion.  His original designs proved revolutionary, combining beauty and smoking satisfaction, producing pipes that he too loved and smoked every day. He possessed pipes of every shape and size imaginable.
We are fortunate to be able to offer personally selected, top quality Savinelli pipes - each one made to the highest standards, a true credit to this renowned company.
The mirror smooth inside of the bowl is an indication of the care taken in producing these fine pipes. They are all fitted with a black acrylic mouthpiece, very resistant to oxidation; and offer the option of a 6mm balsa “filter”.

Collectables

Collection ~ Limited Editions
Each year a unique model is designed by one of the top pipemakers in the Savinelli factory and  produced from well-cured, flawless briar in limited quantities according to the number of fine quality bowls available in the special shape and size. The pipe is authenticated by the inlaid plaque and the signature of Achille Savinelli on the mouthpiece, and accompanied by a numbered certificate of provenance.
These pipes appeal especially to the Collector - but the distinctive styling and their smoking qualities make them universally appreciated.

Savinelli Prestige Collection 2017 Limited Editions


Savinelli Prestige Collection 2017Polished Marrone

 

 

 

54-SavColl2017Sm R6120.00 Begin your purchase

Rich chestnut polished finish with signature,
0.925 plaque; briar band
Optional 6mm filter
Includes adapter and 6mm balsa filters

 

 

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Savinelli Prestige Collection 2017Sandblast

 

54-SavColl2017Sb R5195.00 Begin your purchase

Rich brown Sandblast finish, with signature
0.925 plaque; briar band
Optional 6mm filter; Includes adapter and 6mm balsa filters


 

 

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Savinelli Prestige Collection 2016 Limited Editions


Savinelli Prestige Collection 2016  Limited Editions

Polished Marrone

54-SavColl2016Sm R6695.00 R4015.00 Begin your purchase

The shape was chosen in accordance with the grain of the briar ebauchon – a limited number selected for this series. The shape suits the flared grain perfectly – making the best of the natural briar.
Flawless naturally – a real tribute to the art of the designer and quality of the briar.
The link between shank and mouthpiece being part of the mouthpiece is the final touch.
6mm balsa option.

 

 

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Savinelli Prestige Collection 2016  Limited Editions
Sandblast

54-SavColl2016Sb R5795.00 R3477.00 Begin your purchase
A brilliant example of skill and artistry - varying the depth of sandblasting from light through to medium-deep according to the grain of the bowl; the smooth rim is echoed in the briar link between the shank and the mouthpiece.
The mirror-smooth inside of the bowl shows the tight straight grain, confirmed by the birdseye pattern on the rim.
The small polished panel on the underside of the bowl allows the pipe to balance on its own – clever and convenient.
6mm balsa option.

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Savinelli Autograph

Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable - bearing the signature of Achille Savinelli. These exclusive pipes, which all Collectors covet, are carved by only a few skilled workers from the finest briar blocks personally selected by Giancarlo Savinelli, great grandson of the Founder, who currently heads the company.
From the Savinelli website:
This rare, unique and irreplaceable pipe, is shaped from the raw material following the grain and the “fiammatura” (“flame”), which Mother Nature has put at our disposal, according to the artistic mood of our master craftsmen. The wood is natural and the shape is unique for each piece. The name “Autograph” was created from the handwritten signature of Achille Savinelli Senior printed on the mouthpiece. 
These pipes are created according to the characteristics of the raw material: the briar, and as a consequence their shapes are affected by the necessity and the creativeness. Practically they are all unique.

Savinelli Autograph Smooth

 Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

54-SavAutoSm6 Sorry, I'm sold!

I just had to buy this one – Flame grain from the base of the bowl to the rim, and to the end of the shank.
The hollows on the hand-cut mouthpiece echo the line of the grain.

And now for the briar:
Flawless, close grain; just enough softer wood to create a grain of real beauty.
Naturally the inside of the bowl shows the same beauty, and the birdseye grain on the top of the bowl, is repeated on the underside and top of the shank.

Generous size bowl, you can enjoy each pipeful for a comfortable length of time.

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Savinelli Autograph Panelled

Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

54-SavAutoPan3 R6695.00 R4015.00 Begin your purchase

When a grain is so beautiful, it is just asking to be displayed by a smooth finish. But that is not enough – the matching birdseye is highlighted by sandblasting, and right where you can appreciate it best.
Now for evidence of the technical ability of the sandblaster – the clean straight line between the two finishes.
Only the best craftsmen are allowed to work on such pipes.

Now hold the pipe slightly sideways and see how the smooth inside of the bowl mirrors the grain of the outside.
Real artistry.

The pipe stands alone – a bonus.

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Savinelli Autograph Classic Sandblast

Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

 

54-SavAutoSbb R5500.00 R3500.00 Begin your purchase

Did you ever see anything so stylish?
The semi-square, rounded top, shank just flows into the hand-cut mouthpiece, with a hollow on each side following the line of the shank.

The grain too contributes: beautifully flared; you can confirm by looking at the inside of the bowl.

And it is so light – a real tribute to the quality of the briar and the curing.

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Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

 

54-SavAutoSba R5500.00 R3500.00 Begin your purchase

 

Now here’s an unusual shape – but how practical.
Fingers fit snugly around the ridge which is cleverly shaped to fit either hand.
The shaping allows the bowl to lie comfortably at a slight angle on either side.

Now look at the grain:
The inside of the bowl tells you that it is straight all the way up, and tight with it.
The sandblasted outside of the bowl displays this grain so beautifully, a joy just to look at.

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Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph                               

 

54-SavAutoSbc  R5500.00 R3500.00 Sorry, I'm sold!

Why did I buy this?
A combination of:
The appearance – the smooth rim; the smooth-ended, gently curved shank which is echoed by the shape of the mouthpiece.
The shape – the thick-wooded, solid bowl which it just nestles in the hand.
The really interesting grain displayed by brilliant sandblasting.

I just loved it
– I still do.             

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Completely handmade, unique and unrepeatable pipe - Savinelli Autograph

 

 

54-SavAutoSbd R5500.00 R3500.00 Begin your purchase

What a grain!
The entire bowl and the shank display an incredibly tight straight grain.
Naturally, the mirror-smooth inside of the bowl shows the same tight straight grain, confirmed by the birdseye pattern on the rim.

The artistry of the designer:
The shank is cut at an angle to match the grain on each side of the pipe.
And here’s something new – the inside rim of the bowl is bevelled for more comfortable packing and lighting.

And it stands alone.



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BRIAR LINE
“Briar Line” is a new series of ‘free hand’ pipes, shaped by hand, with a superior quality of briar, like the Autograph. The shapes are modern and attractive, and a little bit smaller compared to the traditional Autograph; they are decorated with a ring made of maple wood on the mouthpiece. 
On the stem of the bowl is printed the signature of Giancarlo Savinelli.
On the mouthpiece is a new silver Savinelli logo.

BRIAR LINE SMOOTH, ALMOST NATURAL FINISH
Just enough stain for you to appreciate the fine grains.

Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

 

54-SavBLSmb R9995.00 R6400.00 Begin your purchase

A lovely flame grain on two sides of the bowl, with birdseye front and back.
The shank has been specially carved to make the most of the grain.

Not wanting to break the line of the shank and mouthpiece, the mouthpiece is tapered on the top.
But saddle underneath so that the lip is thinner for extra comfort in the mouth.

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

54-SavBLSma R9995.00 R6400.00 Begin your purchase

 

What an elegant shape, and good for the hand too.

And the grain is superb – flame grain all around the bowl and up through the shank, rising from a beautiful tight birdseye grain
at the base of the bowl.

The saddle is set at a diagonal which contributes to the elegance of the hand cut mouthpiece.

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

54-SavBLSmc R9995.00 R6400.00 Begin your purchase

This is when you appreciate the artistry – this briar ebauchon just couldn’t have been formed into any other shape.
The straight grain all around the bowl just flows.
Even the inside of the bowl is perfect.
And the shank has been specially carved to make the most of the grain.

The thicker rim at the top of the bowl highlights the excellence of the corresponding birdseye grain.

And here’s something new – the inside rim of the bowl is bevelled for more comfortable packing and lighting.
Typical of Savinelli touch is the almost triangular stem – with a perfectly distinct edge.

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BRIAR LINE – BLACK SANDBLAST
Black sandblast? Not really.
The final polishing develops a rich burgundy glint to the peaks of the deeply sandblasted finish.

Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

                               

 

54-SavBLSbb R4195.00 R2700.00 Begin your purchase
A beautiful grain all over the delicately shaped bowl which curves gracefully into the rim.

Typical of the Savinelli touch is the almost triangular stem – with a perfectly distinct edge even on the sandblasted finish.
In this case the edge is set low on the shank, creating a flat base, and a smooth flow from the base of the bowl into the mouthpiece.

Such style!

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes

 

 

54-SavBLSba Sorry, I'm sold!

The geometrically structured parallel-sided bowl is perfectly matched by the squared shank and flat base.
And with all that – the overall impression is one of restrained elegance, and excellent balance.
Feels great in the hand.

The pipe stands on its own – very useful if you ever feel that you have to put it down.

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Savinelli’s “Briar Line” a new series of superior quality briar ‘free hand’ pipes


54-SavBLSbc R4195.00 R2700.00 Begin your purchase

A bold, strong design.
The Savinelli interpretation of a classic English Lovat – what a success.

The burly bowl is matched perfectly by the shank and mouthpiece.
While the curve of the mouthpiece gives it style.
But wait – the shank is not just an ordinary round: the base forms 3 flat * sides of a hexagon, while the top is tastefully rounded to meld into the mouthpiece.

*So it stands of course.

Finally the grain – the inside of the bowl shows a tight straight grain, confirmed by the birdseye on the polished rim.

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FLAVOUR SERIES PIPES - Savinelli

The Limited edition Savinelli Espresso set

The Limited edition Savinelli Espresso set

 


Pipe plus espresso cup and saucer.
Rich brown rusticated finish, with white and brown mock horn band.
Elegant bent shape with 6mm option, includes adapter and 10 balsa filters.
Hessian bag. Beautifully boxed.

54-SavEsp R2695.00 R1595.00 Buy Now

Here you can see the pipes in detail pictured on a grid

 

A typical Italian thought
how can you enjoy a smoke without a quick cup of  espresso to enhance it?

We can vouch for the quality of the briar, and the overall quality of the smoking experience.

You will have to supply the coffee.
And with all the different coffees available today, choosing one could be an enjoyable experience in itself.

 

Did you know?
"Espresso needs to be drunk very quickly, while the "crema" is still on top. The crema is a creamy emulsion of the coffee's oils, and acts as a lid covering the espresso, keeping all the aromas in. That said, it dissipates quickly.

Read “How to drink Espresso coffee like an Italian”

 


Savinelli Miele

Miele – the pipe with honey in its soul Miele – the pipe with honey in its soul  

54-SavMieleK Awaiting Arrival - Kingsize shape 677K
54-SavMieleR Awaiting Arrival - Regular shape

This pipe continues in the “flavour” series (which started with Chocolate and Coffee).
A sweet-toned honey colour bowl is complemented by the unusual mouthpiece which is reminiscent of the hive of a bee.
The paste lining the bowl has a delicate scent of nectar.
The accompanying tamper is in the style of the classic honey collecting tool.

Here you can see the pipes in detail pictured on a grid

 

 

 


Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci Collection

Leonardo da Vinci (1452 – 1519): The Genius - painter, inventor, mathematician, physicist, sculptor

Savinelli wanted to celebrate this world famous person with a series dedicated to him.
They began in 2007 with his most famous portrait "Mona Lisa". In subsequent years Savinelli featured others of his works which have inspired over the centuries objects that are now part of our daily lives.

We have ”bumped into” the works of the great man on several occasions over the last 20 years: An exhibition of his notebooks and designs in London with a video of the creation of the perspective required for “The Last Supper” in Milan; a visit to “The Last Supper” one rainy Tuesday afternoon (before such things as queues and advance bookings), and since; a stunning exhibition of his works of art and inventions in Brussels in 2007 (on the way to a Trade Show); a Listener’s Library audio-tape of his life as “The First Scientist”. So it was with a feeling of familiarity and pleasure that we greeted the introduction of the Leonardo da Vinci Collection by Savinelli.
 
A tribute in Prestige Pipes to the art of this unique and multi-talented genius.

(Did you know he was an expert in fortifications and “weapons of mass-destruction” 15/16th Century style?)

Each pipe in the collection features the appropriate figure on a Shield (.925sil) mounted on the shank;
and on the embossed Silver foot of the accompanying tamper.
The cover of the box depicts the drawing on which the pipe is based,

The range now comprises “La Giaconda - Mona Lisa”, “Il Cavallo -The Horse”, “Flight - Ala Battente”
“Studi sulla Luce - Study in Light”, “La Bombarda - Cannon”, “Autoritratto – Self Portrait”,
Clavi Viola “– a form of Harpsichord and "Uomo Vitruviano"

The Series is now complete

- Special Orders only (if available)

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci rustic pipe; Balestra, 0.925Sil

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci smooth pipe
Uomo, 0.925Sil

Leonardo Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Uomo Vitruviano" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoUomoSm R3495.00 R2000.00 Begin your purchase

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci rustic pipe; Balestra, 0.925Sil

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci rustic pipe
Balestra, 0.925Sil

Leonardo Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Balestra" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot
9mm option, balsa filters included

54-SavLeoBalR R2750.00 Sorry, I'm sold!

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Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci smooth pipe; Clavi Viola, 0.925Sil

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci smooth pipe
Clavi Viola, 0.925Sil


Leonardo Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Clavi Viola" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot
6mm option, balsa filters included

54-SavLeoCVSm Sorry, I'm sold!

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Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci
– Flight, “Ala Battente” .925Sil

Savinelli Prestige PipeLeonardo da Vinci investigated the laws of waves and currents, and spent many years in observing and analysing the flight of insects and birds, which provided him with fundamental information about the flying machine which he was sure would one day become reality:
When you walk on earth after flying, you will look at the sky, because you have been there and there you would like to return again ……… .. wings will come ……… if not invented by me, but thanks to others, human beings will fly……..”

In 1783 there was the first flight in a hot air balloon
In 1881 Lilienthal invented the first hang glider.
In 1903 the brothers Wright built the first airplane
Leonardo predicted these events 4 centuries in advance
Turn the pipe upside down and the bowl resembles the hot air balloon which Leonardo possibly had in mind.

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54-SavLeoBatR Sorry, I'm sold!

 

Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci – Autoritratto, Self Portrait

 


Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci
– Autoritratto, Self Portrait .925Sil


Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Self Portrait" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoSlfAA R2650.00Sorry, I'm sold! Smooth

54-SavLeoSlfR R1995.00 Sorry, I'm sold!Rustic

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Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci -
Mona Lisa .925Sil

54-SavLeoML Sorry, I'm sold!

A billiard bowl in a smooth burgundy-coloured finish, elevated above the mundane by the elegant and unusual half-bent, squared-off stem.


Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci -
The Horse .925Sil


54-SavLeoHSm Sorry, I'm sold! Polished bowl

54-SavLeoHR Sorry, I'm sold! Rustic bowl


A really comfortable shape
– would “rounded, bent Dublin” describe it?
Never mind the words, just feel it

Shape based on a Horse's hoof
Il Cavallo shape based on a Horse's hoof



Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci -
La Bombarda .925Sil
Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "La Bombarda" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoBomR Sorry, I'm sold!
Rustic

54-SavLeoBomSm Sorry, I'm sold!
Smooth




Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci pipe - La Bombarda



Savinelli Leonardo da Vinci - Study on Light .925Sil
Collection, Limited Edition
Silver shield of "Studies on Light" on shank
Matching tamper with Silver foot

54-SavLeoLuceR Sorry, I'm sold!
Rustic

54-SavLeoLuceSm Sorry, I'm sold!
Smooth


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