Japanese Estates: Tsuge Ikebana Smooth Calabash (F) (137) (2011)
Product Number: 004-007-0894
We've seen a variety of shapes come out of the Tsuge Ikebana workshop, but the Calabash has been somewhat of a rarity. Those that we have seen have normally sported a signature Danish flowing profile. While this Ikebana still maintains some of the school's aesthetic, it is much more compact. Powerful and upright, its oval bowl features a dual bevel at the rim and a delicate taper that emphasizes its broad shoulders. The transition is much more angled as well, further augmented by a slight spur at the heel. Its shank is neither tapered nor flared; short and straight past the transition, it ends abruptly in a crisp, clean, yet barely noticeable bevel. Of course, its jet-black stem bears the rest of the visual weight — completing the composition with poise and elegant minimalism. The grain is simply remarkable, with flame leaping up along the flanks and front and a spectacular display of birdseye along the rim. Truly a work of art, and despite some rim darkening and small scratches around the bowl, condition is good.- Andrew Wike
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Measurements & Other Details
Rim Darkening Small Scratches Around The Bowl
•MADE IN JAPAN• (Arched)
- Length: 5.26 in./133.60 mm.
- Weight: 1.95 oz./55.34 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.17 in./55.12 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.41 in./35.81 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.71 in./18.03 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.80 in./45.72 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Calabash
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan