Grechukhin: Sandblasted Bent Apple with Boxwood

Product Number: 002-497-0280

Compact proportions and a muscular nature define this bent Apple from Vladimir Grechukhin. The shank is particularly robust, rivaling the bowl in visual precedence as it rises to a relatively thin accent of boxwood, which provides excellent contrast of hue. The stem is in saddle configuration, its abbreviated length redirecting the eye forward and its demure downturn offering balance of both form and weight for easy clenching.

It's a robust and versatile composition, reflecting Grechukhin's style, which concentrates the horizontal nature of his shapes while retaining muscular proportions in the bowl and shank. The undercurve of the shank and heel in this Apple arcs consistently in a single swoop of implied movement up to the rim, which is smooth and carefully rounded, while the contrast-stained grain reveals its vertical tendrils draping the bowl and bisected by the growth rings, which are tightly articulated in a medium-deep sandblast for excellent visual and tactile appeal. It's a marvelously compact form, especially attractive to those who appreciate sturdy proportions but in a more convenient and practical length.

- Chuck Stanion
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.10 in./104.14 mm.
  • Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.48 in./37.59 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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