Japanese Estates: T. Arita Sitter with Mastodon Ivory (X) (049) (2004)
Product Number: 004-007-0231
This is quintessential Takeo Arita; a minimalist design, clearly defined by bold, strong, architectural lines. The central, trailing arc appears to begin at the heel, a nifty piece of intentional misdirection that is created by drawing the eye toward the body of the bowl, and away from the actual foundation that begins and ends at the base. The stem presents a flawless continuity of the preceding lines, contributing to the overall effect of the forward movement that imbues the composition. This is a marvelous pipe, one that simultaneously challenges the observer, as well as the shaping boundaries that preceded it.
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Measurements & Other Details
Condition: 4.9/5 Very near mint.
- Length: 5.42 in./137.67 mm.
- Weight: 1.60 oz./45.36 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.40 in./60.96 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.75 in./19.05 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.42 in./36.07 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Freehand
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan