Misc. Estates: Sam Cui Smooth Bent Apple (2017)
Product Number: 004-008-5900
An energetically gestural, yet fairly full-bodied bent Apple shape, this piece from Chinese artisan Sam Cui draws inspiration from the Danish school, especially in its gently upward-lifting heel and overall sinuous silhouette. It's fantastic how Sam has managed to emphasize the curve-laden flow of the form itself by way of a tight, subtle facet on the shank tapering into the bowl, much in the way of the classic teardrop line. Not to be overlooked is the stunning grain, with a wealth of birdseye at each flank and a lane of cross grain just down the center. Condition is very good.- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening
SAM CUI (Arched)
- Length: 4.34 in./110.24 mm.
- Weight: 1.44 oz./40.82 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.28 in./32.51 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Apple
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: China