Misc. Estates: Alexander Tupitsyn Smooth Bent Dublin Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-008-8743

A very different sort of bent Dublin from Alexander Tupitsyn, this Horn-like shape may be fairly understated of form, but it certainly shows a mixture of influences from several styles native to the Danish school. The pronounced, teardrop line at play calls to mind the work of Lars Ivarsson, though it foregoes the traditional dissolution of said line into the bowl itself, and opts instead to use it to define the shape of the rim as an opposing teardrop shape. It's a slightly Ilsted-like design to be sure, which comes as no surprise given Tupitsyn's affinity for the carver's aesthetic, and one which is splendidly complemented by his choice of contrast stain for this particular block, serving to highlight a vast display of flame and birdseye alike. In silhouette, it also calls to mind the aesthetic of Jess Chonowitsch, with the domed rim leading to a curling, muscular shank. And for added measure, Alexander opted for a gentle dotting of craggy plateau about the crown and shank-face to impart a bit of organic texture.

--Davin Hylton
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CONDITION:
Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Minor Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
A. Tupitsyn (in script)
RUSSIA
2017
  • Length: 5.68 in./144.27 mm.
  • Weight: 2.37 oz./67.13 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.02 in./51.31 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.55 in./39.37 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.34 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.91 in./48.51 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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