Tsuge Ikebana: Smooth Bent Apple (C)

Product Number: 002-623-4409

A spectacular example of Fukuda's Sixten-inspired shaping tradition, here we find quite the dynamic little bent Apple. If the bowl were any higher, I would be temped to call it a bent Egg. There's a slight cant to the rim that creates the illusion of height when viewed from the side; however, from the smoker's perspective, and in hand as well, it's plump as can be. Its graceful curves and gentle lines extend into the shank through a sweeping transition for an overall sinuous and playful profile. A jet-black saddle stem provides the final touch to the composition — lending an even more slender aesthetic to this masterful work of the pipemaker's art.

- Andrew Wike

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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 4.90 in./124.46 mm.
  • Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.54 in./39.12 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.61 in./40.89 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan