Misc. Estates: Alexander Tupitsyn Smooth Bent Egg (2018)
Product Number: 004-008-6078
This is the sort of shape at which Alexander Tupitsyn excels — a mixture of soft lines and precise geometry, all carefully designed to make for a piece that flows smoothly from one end to another. One of the larger pieces I've seen from the Russian carver, it's a full-bodied take on the bent Egg, forward canted with a touch of lip at its foremost rim, giving the entire piece a touch of forward momentum. At the rear, the shank is not one of his more lenticular designs, instead using a flattened panel at the underside, sweeping through the line of the lower bowl to melt into the fore, its crispness defining the piece as a succinct whole, while the curve of the upper shank creates a tight-knit, sleek profile. It's elegant work, and one which shows off some substantial grain, with cross grain sweeping up the flanks to poise birdseye fore and aft, all in a scarlet stain.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Smoked, But Rather Clean
A.Tupitsyn (In Russian) (Arched)
- Length: 5.17 in./131.32 mm.
- Weight: 3.20 oz./90.72 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.48 in./62.99 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Russia