Japanese Estates: Ichi Kitahara Smooth Tomato with Boxwood (2014)
Product Number: 004-007-1210
Ichi Kitahara studied under Hiroyuki Tokutomi, so it's no surprise that Ichi's style displays a strong Danish influence combined with a Japanese appreciation for organic stylistic cues. Both are on display in this Tomato — the bowl flaring into a rounded, high-set waistline, not unlike other iteration we've seen from Kitahara. Behind, then, the elongated shank flares toward the stem, hinting at one of Lars Ivarsson's iconic design elements. Such a feature also lends the bowl a more poised, perched posture, accentuating the organic motif, while the curl of the stem and shank balance out the bowl's forward cant. Marked by stunning grain and a trim boxwood accent at the stem base, this is a striking piece from Kitahara.-Truett Smith
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Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Charring Finish Faded Tooth Marks
- Length: 5.50 in./139.70 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.36 in./34.54 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.74 in./18.80 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.73 in./43.94 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Tomato
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan