Japanese Estates: Takeo Arita Smooth Freehand Sitter (172) (Y) (2006) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 004-007-1453
This Freehand Sitter from Takeo Arita is a lesson in precise shaping and balance. Atop it's oval, rearward-angled pedestal, this piece stands proudly and securely, an impressive feat when considering the rounded bowl's forward cant and the shank-and-stem arrangement's high-kicking posture. It's a composition that's highly sculptural while retaining sound engineering. All supple curves and firm, dynamic lines, this piece is truly something to marvel at. It's dressed in an auburn smooth finish that highlights some striking flame grain and birdseye throughout the stummel.--Davin Hylton
Measurements & Other Details
Minor Rim Darkening
- Length: 5.55 in./140.97 mm.
- Weight: 2.11 oz./59.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.76 in./19.30 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.49 in./37.85 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan