Alex Florov: Sandblasted Bent Apple

Product Number: 002-354-0110

Affably plump and full-bodied, this bent Apple from Alex Florov fills the palm and boasts the carver's muscular and organic shaping style. Coinciding with the bowl's rounded, Ball-like aesthetic, the shank is equally robust, flaring dramatically toward the stem both in profile and when viewed from above. As the shank-end matches the bowl in terms of breadth, the piece's visual weight is divided equally between both bowl and shank, enhancing the muscular perception. At the same time, though, the shape is inherently organic as the teardrop line of the shank extends all the way through the bowl, terminating at the rim and calling to mind Lars Ivarsson's iconic "Fish" design — though with a much more bulbous bowl. It's all dressed, then, in a gorgeous sandblast, with craters of birdseye all across the heel, and a fetching, bengal contrast stain.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.93 in./125.22 mm.
  • Weight: 2.62 oz./74.39 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.94 in./49.28 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: United States
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