Tsuge Ikebana: Smooth Rhodesian (Kikuchi) (E)
Product Number: 002-623-4428
If simply presented on paper, at just over five and a half inches in length, and a bowl diameter that exceeds two, I'd have guessed the compositionally large dome would have precluded any real sense of elongation. and yet, look at the first and second photos. Balanced and graceful, this Grade 'D' Rhodesian is the epitome of Danish neoclassicism. From the top vantage, however, the expected sense of compression makes its appearance. The visual dichotomy results from a deft handling of the interaction between the tapered curve of the shank and the back of the bowl, something hidden by the latter in the top view. Our last batch of Kikuchi Ikebanas sold out in nothing flat. I have to commend our collector's excellent tastes.--R. 'Bear' Graves
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.55 in./140.97 mm.
- Weight: 2.30 oz./65.20 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.68 in./42.67 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.35 in./34.29 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 2.11 in./53.59 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Rhodesian
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan