Misc. Estates: Alexander Tupitsyn Smooth Bent Egg with Silver (2020) Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 004-008-10007

Alexander Tupitsyn is one of the three artisans who comprise the PS Studio workshop in Russia, working alongside Sergey Dyomin and master maker Vladimir Grechukhin, as well as carving handmade pipes under his own name. It is here that Tupitsyn cut his teeth in the pipe world, crafting high quality artisanal pieces at reasonable price points, all under the tutelage of Grechukhin, one of the masters of the St. Petersburg school of pipe making. Later in his career, Tupitsyn received teaching from Poul Ilsted, who taught him the finer points of finishing and facet-work, and fed into his design style of bold profiles imbued with Danish styling.

This bent Egg is a sleek-lined take on the shape, with a wide transition that here gives way to a softly lifted shank which curls and tapers toward a domed ring of silver. Said silver ring acts as the junction to a gracefully arcing stem of tapering black vulcanite, the pair taking on an elegant silhouette and a comfortable smoking posture. Up front, the bowl showcases a lovely curvature throughout its build, the soft contours of its walls offering comfort in the hand and a handsomely understated elegance. A lifted heel supports the walls of the bowl well and gives way to a low-set waist, its walls taking on a forward cant and an arcing taper toward its chamfered rim. There's a stunning precision present in every aspect of this pipe's construction, its stummel's warm, rich stain showcasing an excellently developed grain pattern.

-John McElheny
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A. Tupitsyn
  • Length: 5.04 in./128.02 mm.
  • Weight: 1.76 oz./49.90 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.92 in./48.77 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.53 in./38.86 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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