Alexander Tupitsyn: Partially Sandblasted Assymetric Bent Dublin

Product Number: 002-622-0070

While I normally associate asymmetry in pipemaking with the Japanese and Danish schools, Alexander Tupitsyn is not afraid to experiment, and does so with aplomb. This bent Dublin is not a subtle piece, with its crisp line to the underside, a striking contrast between the sandblasted finish and smooth-polished rim, the latter dotted with a patch of plateau for texture. The asymmetry is fairly subtle, however, displayed only in the slight leftward ebb of the piece when viewed from above, and the way that its teardrop line wraps to the center of the heel, given a touch of emphasis through a small lip at the fore of the rim. The result feels like it nods to that organic asymmetry of the Japanese school, though it is very much a piece that is easy to recognize as Tupitsyn's work.

- Kaz Walters
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.58 in./141.73 mm.
  • Weight: 2.08 oz./58.97 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.77 in./44.96 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.26 in./32.00 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.85 in./21.59 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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