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Misc. Estates: Grechukhin Sandblasted Bent Apple with Bone (2014) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-008-6790

Following a much trimmer and more diminutive approach than usual, here Russian master Vladimir Grechukhin has presented us with an elegant take on the bent Apple. Rather than keeping the silhouette tight-knit and muscular as is the norm for the carver, Grechukhin has elongated the S-curve of the shank and stem, which works to balance the plump, rounded curves of the bowl and lend the piece a continuous, fluid grace in profile. It's finished here in a brilliantly executed sandblast, unearthing layer after layer of concentric rings around the plump bowl. Contrasting the rest of the piece's warm color palette is a pale bone accent along the stem base, before the mouthpiece concludes in a soft downturn. Perhaps most surprising is that this pipe is still unsmoked.

- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
Гречухин
RUSSIA (Arched)
2014
  • Length: 4.74 in./120.40 mm.
  • Weight: 1.68 oz./47.63 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.81 in./45.97 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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