American Estates: Alex Florov Smooth Wild Cherry (2019) (Unsmoked)

Product Number: 004-009-16064

This Wild Cherry from Alex Florov resembles an Apple with plenty of Danish and Japanese influence to go around. The bowl is attractively plump with a slightly higher set waistline. The robust, curling shank flares dramatically and takes up much of the shape's visual weight, evoking a decidedly Japanese aesthetic. Featuring a teardrop cross section, a crisp ridgelines rides along the shank's left side, sweeping all the way up the front left side of the bowl and juxtaposing a sense rigidity with the form's inherent organicism. Natural plateau is oriented along the shank's underside just beneath the shank's ridgeline, further adding to the piece's organic nature. I also appreciate the subtle asymmetry Florov lent to the bowl as it tilts slightly to the left. It's brilliantly executed without interrupting the impressively tight, vertical grain that surrounds the bowl. Though this piece is still unsmoked, it should be noted that the chamber's pre-carb was wiped out at some point.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details


CONDITION:
Unsmoked

STAMPING:
ALEX FLOROV
HANDCRAFTED
USA
18
  • Length: 4.64 in./117.86 mm.
  • Weight: 1.41 oz./39.92 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.79 in./45.47 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.38 in./35.05 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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