Smooth Asymmetric Bent Dublin
The flaring shank end rivals the bowl in regards to visual weight, sweeping upward and outward in dramatic fashion from the curled transition. Teardrop in orientation, the shank curves into a point at the top left, creating a ridgeline that travels to the top of the shank, curving tightly through the transition and up the bowl's aft line. At the bottom, then, two other ridgelines defined the bottom of the shank before wrapping the lower bowl to accentuated the heel's slightly rounded disposition.
Most notable, however, is the asymmetry Florov has incorporated when the piece is viewed from above. The shank and bowl both curve dramatically rightward, the bowl's walls canted in the same direction while the transition is positioned more to the bowl's left. Incredibly creative, it's all dressed in a vibrant contrast stain, the grain orientation beautifully in line with the shape while the plateau across the shank face offers just a hint of accenting texture.
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.37 in./136.40 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.59 in./40.39 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.04 in./51.82 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: United States