Doctor's: Smooth Tomato with Bamboo and Boxwood (768) (Double Flash)
Product Number: 002-630-0107
Roman Kovalev enjoys playing with shaping juxtapositions, often pairing a broad, visual focal point of a bowl with a comparatively slender shank, and often one that's extended by an especially idiosyncratic piece of bamboo. The Russian carver selects these unique bamboo sections specifically, and often they're imbued with a naturally pronounced degree of slope and curve. This serves to throw even more visual weight to the bowl, as it lends the impression of physical weight in profile, like a particularly plump piece of fruit hanging from a branch. That said, Kovalev opted for a more understated piece of bamboo on this Tomato rendition, and just for good measure, he accented it further with boxwood, matching the bamboo's hue but transition in a smoother texture as it flares outward toward the stem. The shank-and-stem combination lead sinuously into the voluptuous Tomato bowl, meeting it at quite a defined transition to further the bowl's rotund appeal. The chestnut stain does well to contrast and draw focus to the lighter hues of the bamboo.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.94 in./125.48 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.30 in./33.02 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.00 in./50.80 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Russia