Misc. Estates: Lan Zhenjun Smooth Apple (2016)

Product Number: 004-008-7003

This Apple fits in well to Lan Zhenjun's portfolio, the Chinese carver influenced especially by Danish artisans and drawn to plump, organic designs. In profile, this piece is a fairly straightforward rendition, though there's some added muscularity lent to the bowl and round shank. However, this is still a conveniently sized and rather compact composition, measuring just slightly over four inches in length. Zhenjun has done an excellent job of imbuing this minimalist design with plenty of robustness and extracting some magnificent grain from the briar. Streaks of vertical grain climb the bowl's flanks, with the walnut contrast stain adding definition to each individual tendril. The sleek saddle stem ensures the bowl remains the focal point while the engineering of the mouthpiece itself promises comfort.

- Jeffery Sitts

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Measurements & Other Details

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  • Length: 4.27 in./108.46 mm.
  • Weight: 1.12 oz./31.75 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.25 in./31.75 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.50 in./38.10 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: China
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