Viktor Yashtylov: Smooth Tulip with Olivewood (Magnetic Stem)

Product Number: 002-523-0027

Russian artisan Viktor Yashtylov has a penchant for combining architectural panels with organic, floral shapes, contrasting crisp rigidity against the form's more rounded, naturalesque disposition. Such a dramatic motif is well displaying in this Tomato shape we received previously, as well as another Tulip, similar to the piece seen here. While the former Tulip featured Viktor's aforementioned panel work, this iteration is more reserved, prioritizing round curves over facets and emulating the silhouette of, say, a Danish-style bent Egg.

Urging forward, the bowl continues the sinuous shank and stem's dynamic momentum, while the tapering shank and pinched transition lend the bowl a poised posture — fitting with its organic and floral inclinations. Like his Bulldog rendition, this piece features a paneled ridgeline along the underside, giving way to concave facets at the heel that accentuate the bowl's forward-urging position. Such paneling contrasts against the bowl's more rounded disposition, tapering upward to the sprouting rim that calls to mind this piece's namesake flower.

The shank end bears a generous boxwood accent, its pale hue matching the lighter tones of the stummel's contrast stain. Furthermore, the accent mount is fitted with Yashtylov's proprietary magnetic construction, aligning with another magnet at the tenon to ensure a snug, long-lasting fit that forgoes the traditional tenon/mortise arrangement. Defined by unique shaping and innovative engineering, this piece exemplifies Viktor's unique style and talented craftsmanship.

-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.11 in./129.79 mm.
  • Weight: 2.20 oz./62.37 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.98 in./50.29 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.32 in./33.53 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Freehand
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Russia
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