J. Alan: Smooth Tulip with Boxwood (1468)

Product Number: 002-376-0272

This is the most understated Tulip rendition I think I've seen from Jeff Gracik, as the characteristically Danish-looking form commonly sports a crown of craggy plateau about the rim. There's less overt height thrown to the bowl here as well, and the carver has managed to neatly distribute a little more focus to the shank as well. Though not exactly forgoing the additional mass up front, Jeff seemed to lend the bowl a bit more squatness, as well as a bit more forward cant, making for a form steeped more in implied forward motion than those previous, upward-reaching numbers.

For the finish, Jeff opted for a dazzling contrast, accentuating a feathery dance of flame grain and birdseye as far as the eye can see. Windswept stuff accentuates the shank, guiding the eye to a mount of honey blonde boxwood. The saddle stem is ever-so-slightly turned downward, bolstering an s-curve that gradually crescendos in vigor as the eye travels from bit to rim. Awesome work.

- Daniel Bumgardner
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.63 in./143.00 mm.
  • Weight: 2.11 oz./59.87 g.
  • Bowl Height: 2.08 in./52.83 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.60 in./40.64 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.72 in./18.29 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.83 in./46.48 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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