Grechukhin: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Ivorite

Product Number: 002-497-0254

A stunning display of Vladimir Grechukhin's conventional style, this bent Apple showcases stout proportions and a hearty in-hand feel, all in a package that remains impressively compact and versatile. This piece measures in at barely over four and half inches in length, making the most of the abbreviated form by displaying a strong degree of forward-urging visual momentum — the flowing curves of stem and shank ushering the squat, Pot-like bowl into a forward cant, the aft line rising slightly above the fore-most curve. Though the bowl is canted and, thus, the rim is inclined forward, the bowl's low-set waistline remains parallel to the horizontal plane, most noticeable in hand and keeping the form well-planted and contributing to its plump disposition. Out back, the shank curls effortlessly through the transition and offers a softly rounded, triangular cross section for some subtle rigidity. It's all dressed, then, in one of Vladimir's signature, contrast-stained sandblasts, refined by a neatly chamfered, smooth-polished, innermost rim and creamy white accent of ivorite at the shank end.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.56 in./115.82 mm.
  • Weight: 1.79 oz./50.80 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.70 in./43.18 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.12 in./28.45 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.84 in./46.74 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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