Misc. Estates: Alexander Sokolik Smooth Bird with Wenge (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-008-23871

Over the past few years we've seen a couple variations of Alexander Sokolik's signature Bird shape — both times with an underlying low-slung, stretched Volcano-esque form. Here, however, we find a Bird of a different feather, or at least a Bird with a different base shape. Where the former two featured crisp, clean lines and a lifting, sliced off heel, this one starts off with a neat little bulb of a bowl, an Apple of sorts, plump and filling in hand. Following that comes an elongated, sweeping transition and exaggerated upward flick to the shank end, which features a generous wenge accent that displays some fascinating grain patterns. It differs again in the stemwork, however; where the former two featured jet-black vulcanite stems, this one features cumberland — and finely patterned cumberland at that. And to top it all off, it's still unsmoked.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
ALEXANDER
SOKOLIK
(Bird Stamp)
  • Length: 5.46 in./138.68 mm.
  • Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.02 in./25.91 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.88 in./47.75 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Ukraine
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