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


CONDITION:
Minor Rim Charring Finish Faded Tooth Marks

STAMPING:
ICHI KITAHARA(Arched)
(symbol)
JAPAN
2014
  • 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
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