Misc. Estates: Doctor's Smooth Bent Egg with Stabilized Dinosaur Bone
Product Number: 004-008-6712
Though first made popular by Lars Ivarsson, the teardrop line has become one of those ubiquitous shaping flourishes incorporated into a variety of different designs by a variety of different makers. That doesn't mean that artisans aren't still playing with the iconic ridge, however. There are still some novel variations out there, and this bent Egg from Roman Kovalev is certainly one of them.
Normally just a subtle line flanking one side of the underside, Roman has here titled the teardrop shank with a firm ridgeline riding along the topside and another running along the right side. The result is quite striking, making for a beautifully continuous sweeping gesture from rim to shank end. The ridgeline around the rim offers additional crispness and further accentuates the bowl's implied forward-urging momentum.
As impressive as the form is, however, what strikes me most about this composition is the accenting material Kovalev has utilized. Using a special polymer, originally intended for use in the construction of aircraft, he's able to actually polymerize organic compounds — not only stabilizing the material, but making it extremely strong and heat resistant. Its through this unique process that he was able to actually fashion an accent from, yes, dinosaur bone.- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
Smoked, But Rather Clean
- Length: 5.38 in./136.65 mm.
- Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.62 in./41.15 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.64 in./41.66 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Russia