Product Number: 004-007-0522
The Acorn is a classic shape which translates particularly well to organic and naturalistic designs, as it is inherently based upon a natural form - this piece, so close as to be ripe enough to be picked off the vine - and yet, it is one of the most seldom seen shapes from Tokutomi. Here, he once again is reciting the lessons of his master, Ivarsson, but in a murmured sotto voce. Remove the two knuckles of bamboo, and sandblast the stummel, and this pipe could have been laid with the Danish estates. At once, this pipe is very similar in orientation and proportions to a classical Danish rendition, but because of the asymmetrical bulb of a bowl and simple, hanging gesture - by way of the handling of bowl-form and transition - it is still a serenade to the Japanese aesthetic, which echos beautifully in accents like the ivory and bamboo shank.
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|Length: 5.71 in./145.03 mm.||Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.|
|Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.||Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.|
|Chamber Diameter: 0.70 in./17.78 mm.||Outside Diameter: 1.57 in./39.88 mm.|
|Stem Material: Vulcanite||Filter: None|
|Shape: Acorn/Pear||Finish: Smooth|
|Material: Briar||Country: Japan|