Alexander Tupitsyn: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-622-0041

Compared to his more Ilsted-inspired pieces, this bent Apple from Alexander Tupitsyn is far more sinuous and fluid in its silhouette, perhaps drawing more from his experience with PS Studio. Forgoing any use of lenticular shank or bold lines through the heel, he's allowed the supple contours of the bowl to flow through the transition and up along the curled shank in one swift, sweeping motion. The extra breadth lent to the bowl has created subtle cheeks to either flank, which, paired with the low-set orientation of the transition, provides plenty of room for the thumb along the aft of the bowl — making the form quite comfortable in hand. What's more, he's executed it all in a design that isn't even five inches from fore to bit — nodding to the charmingly compact iterations Alexander's created for PS Studio in the past. It's presented here in a low-profile, ebony sandblast, revealing layer after layer of undulating rings without compromising the shape's clean, sweeping lines. A beautiful piece.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.76 in./120.90 mm.
  • Weight: 1.63 oz./46.27 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.81 in./20.57 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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