Misc. Estates: Chris Asteriou Smooth Bent Apple with Bamboo and Boxwood

Product Number: 004-008-5649

Chris Asteriou has a penchant for spurs. What I mean by that is the Greek carver seems to enjoy lending succinct, crisp, and well-defined points to the heels of many of his shape renditions. From Acorns, to Tomatoes, to this compact, handy bent Apple here, the seemingly subtle detail always imparts a different sort of disposition to the shape at large. Here the tidy little point can be seen under the piece's petite, forward urging Apple bowl. After an effortless transition, three knuckles of bamboo take over, accented by dark stained nodes to seal the material. It matches perfectly with the jet-black stem, which also houses a metal tenon for added stability. The bamboo's natural rhythm gradually guides the eye to the diminutive bowl, which wears a warm, walnut contrast stain, highlighting some lovely straight grain. This one is lightly smoked and in excellent condition.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Smoked, But Rather Clean

c. asteriou
a (Inside Circle)
  • Length: 4.32 in./109.73 mm.
  • Weight: 0.80 oz./22.68 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.16 in./29.46 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 0.90 in./22.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.68 in./17.27 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Greece
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