Product Number: 002-142-0282
I like the darker contrast stain he employed on this piece. Most of his smooth pipes are a fairly light color and I think the slightly darker color is quite elegant, especially when paired with the multi-hued tsuishu ring in the stem. The grain is excellent, with highly vertical straight grain running right the way around the bowl.
Tsuishu, something of a signature for Satou at this point, is a very special material made by layering colored Japanese lacquer in extremely thin coats. The effect is created by cutting it cross-wise, bringing out the edges of all of those super-fine slices of color.
-- Sykes Wilford
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|Length: 6.02 in./152.91 mm.||Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.|
|Bowl Height: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.||Chamber Depth: 1.39 in./35.31 mm.|
|Chamber Diameter: 0.83 in./21.08 mm.||Outside Diameter: 1.74 in./44.20 mm.|
|Stem Material: Vulcanite||Filter: None|
|Shape: Bent Egg||Finish: Smooth|
|Material: Briar||Country: Japan|