Alexander Tupitsyn: Smooth Bent Brandy

Product Number: 002-622-0049

This bent Brandy follows a familiar theme for Alexander's work, pairing a full, rounded bowl to a well-defined lenticular shank and saddle stem — seamlessly balancing soft curves, harder lines, and a lovely gesture in profile. The slight backwards cant of the rim, the lifting heel, and the sweeping gesture of the transition all aid in realizing a good bit of forward momentum, tying the composition together beautifully. It's finished here in a deep ruby contrast stain, highlighting not only a wealth of flame grain around the bowl but an entire sea of whirling birdseye across the underside and top of the shank with mesmerizing detail. If you're a fan of Tupitsyn's pipes, this epitomizing example of his shaping and finish work would be an excellent addition to your collection.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.84 in./122.94 mm.
  • Weight: 1.50 oz./42.52 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.27 in./32.26 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.78 in./45.21 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Brandy
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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