Tsuge Ikebana: Sandblasted Bent Egg with Bamboo (Kikuchi) (DE) (028) (2018) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-623-4551
We haven't seen a lot of bent Eggs from Asami Kikuchi, despite how well her shaping style seems to meld with the shape itself. Soft and supple, with a crisp transition and just a sliver of shank, it's a shape that suits her history working with small blocks of wood to make petite objects. Dressed in a dark sandblast, it's also brought out some fine stacks of growth rings, and presents a stark contrast to three knuckles of pale bamboo shank extension, itself giving the piece a light and delicate feel. Sleek and elegant, it's a piece replete with both style and precision.- Rachel DuBose
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Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.43 in./163.32 mm.
- Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
- Bowl Height: 2.07 in./52.58 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.76 in./44.70 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.75 in./44.45 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Egg
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan