Japanese Estates: Smio Satou Partially Sandblasted Bent Dublin

Product Number: 004-007-1216

Compared to his angular, sharp-heeled or sitter takes on the bent Dublin, this is a noticeably more reserved piece from Smio Satou in regards to its shaping and the absence of any sort of accenting materials he often favors. Satou's takes on traditional shapes are, at once, very Japanese, yet at the same time clearly showcase the underlying Danish influence that has shaped the Japanese school itself. His distinctive designs manage to distinguish themselves without using high-profile Japanese elements such as dramatic organic tweaking or complex asymmetry. We see that unique Danish influence on display with this compact offering. The majority of the bowl is dressed in a low-profile sandblast, highlighting some subtle waves of rippling grain underneath a earthy brown walnut stain. The broad, inflated rim has been left smooth to showcase a swirling display of birdseye. The fore and aft of the rim slightly protrude outwards and form an oval shape when viewed from above. The gracefully downturned saddle stem wraps the piece up wonderfully, with the rounded base echoing the rim's inflated disposition. An excellent piece from the Japanese carver that exemplifies why he's one of the best at the craft.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

Minor Rim Darkening Mild Chamber Carbonizing Tooth Marks

  • Length: 4.70 in./119.38 mm.
  • Weight: 1.70 oz./48.08 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.85 in./46.99 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.45 in./36.83 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.71 in./43.43 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Dublin
  • Finish: Partial Sandblast
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Japan
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