Alexander Tupitsyn: Smooth Bent Egg

Product Number: 002-622-0058

This is the sort of shape at which Alexander Tupitsyn excels — a mixture of soft lines and precise geometry, all carefully designed to make for a piece that flows, smoothly, from one end to another. One of the larger pieces I've seen, it's a full-bodied take on the bent Egg, forward canted, with a touch of lip at its foremost rim, giving the entire piece a touch of forward-thrust momentum. At the rear, the shank is not one of his more lenticular designs, instead using a flattened panel at the underside, sweeping through the line of the lower bowl to melt into the fore, its crispness defining the piece as a succinct whole, while the curve of the upper shank creates a tight-knit, sleek profile. It's elegant work, and one which shows off some substantial grain all around, with some particularly fetching flame at the bowl's rear.

- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.18 in./131.57 mm.
  • Weight: 3.23 oz./91.63 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.44 in./61.98 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.97 in./50.04 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Egg
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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