Misc. Estates: Gregor Lobnik Sandblasted Bent Apple with Boxwood

Product Number: 004-008-4941

A bent Apple of similar style to others we've seen from Gregor Lobnik, this piece from the Slovenia-based carver is marked by quite a squat bowl on the end of a strikingly up-turned shank and stem combination. Typically, when a piece displays a forward-urging sense of momentum, it's most evident in the bowl's canted orientation. While the aft line of the bowl here is slightly forward-leaning, much of the piece's dynamism is actually due to the nature of the shank and stem. Firstly, the stem is quite high-set, affording a comfortable posture when clenched, traveling swiftly into the shank end. Then, the rushing momentum is accentuated by the shank's consistent taper to the transition. It makes for a striking profile and is a more unique, innovative way of achieving the quick, sweeping sense of momentum. It's creative work from Gregor, and he's finished it all up with a bengal-stained sandblast that reminds me of certain pieces we often see from Vladimir Grechukhin, along with a boxwood accent at the shank face. Excellent condition.

-Truett Smith

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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Smoked, But Rather Clean

STAMPING:
LOBNIK
  • Length: 4.26 in./108.20 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.12 in./28.45 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Austria
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