I saw that thing and thought it was a joke...then I checked the reference!! Ol' Alfreds' gotta' be rolling over in his grave seeing the (?) quality of the carving. I wouldn't give two cents for it...rare or not!!!!!!!!!!!!! FTRPLT
The Dunhill company is capable of some shocking lapses.
Recently, Pipestud sold a billiard with a sterling silver snake with ruby (!) eyes wrapped around the bowl.
While an interesting idea, it suffered in the execution. The snake itself was crudely executed and cartoonish. And the little ruby eyes were those junky pinkish rubies you can buy in bulk on eBay or elsewhere for about a buck apiece. The least they could have done was use really nice, ten-buck ones. Decent rubies in 3-point size are quite inexpensive.
I'm sorry I don't have a link, but believe me, it was butt-ugly too. :affraid:
M...C...; That snake-eyed DH was absolutely the worst!! I truly thought (just like this one) that it was some kind of joke/imposter!! YGBSM!!! Another reason I won't touch any Dunnie made past 1969 (and only own one of those!!). FTRPLT