Japanese Estates: Tsuge Ikebana Smooth Bent Dublin (F) (2008)

Product Number: 004-007-0893

Usually when I run across a briar the style of which calls to mind the word "floral," there's some manner of fine-edged, concave taper towards the rim, or more conspicuously, a rim carved in way that clearly emulates flower petals. Here Tsuge's Ikebana workshop has, however, produced a robust and decisive-looking shape that nonetheless still gives me a floral impression due to a simple, minimalist handling of the rim. It's a matter of the way the birdseye-packed plane folds and drapes along soft, subtly asymmetrical curves — like an exceptionally broad bloom whose delicate petals are gently curling under their own weight. The rim has seen some darkening and there are some small scratches around the bowl, but this pipe is otherwise in excellent condition.

- Rachel DuBose
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CONDITION:
Rim Darkening Small Scratches Around The Bowl

STAMPING:
TSUGE (Arched)
155
08
•MADE IN JAPAN• (Arched)
IKEBANA
Pipemaker's stamp
  • Length: 5.70 in./144.78 mm.
  • Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.72 in./43.69 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.21 in./30.73 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.79 in./20.07 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan
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