Misc. Estates: Grechukhin Smooth Blowfish with Osage Orange (Collaboration with J. Alan) (2015) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-008-6349

The Grechukhin/J. Alan collaboration isn't a new venture; the talented artisans have actually come together for many years now to share ideas and create some very beautiful collaboration pieces. This particular Blowfish is actually one they produced together back in 2015. Compared to the others, it fits in more with the style they were playing with that year. There's the pronounced asymmetry, for one thing, with the diagonal cross-section of the bowl not only making for a great visual aesthetic, but also allowing for a more comfortable feel in hand — with the softer, smoother contours of the right flank fitting nicely to the curves of the palm. The grain orientation is stellar on this piece with whorls of birdseye dominating the flanks, neatly separated by a lane of cross grain. A patch of plateau graces the compressed left flank while a band of osage orange wood adorns the stem base. All in all, it's an exceptional piece, one well-suited to a variety of tastes and styles. It's presented here in unsmoked condition.

- Andrew Wike
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CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
RUSSIA (Arched)
2015
Гречухин
J. ALAN PIPES (Arched)
JA
•USA•
  • Length: 5.61 in./142.49 mm.
  • Weight: 2.80 oz./79.38 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.21 in./56.13 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Blowfish
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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