Tsuge Ikebana: Sandblasted Bent Dublin Sitter (Kikuchi) (D) (030) (2018) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-623-4553
While many of Kikuchi's pipes have been pieces designed to be as beautiful as they are interesting in hand, this bent Dublin sitter presents itself in a slightly different light. Is it a tactile experience? With a crisp sandblast, well-tapered bowl, and softly-rounded rim, the answer is undoubtedly: yes. But it hews closer to a minimalist style of pipemaking, using negative space along the line of shank and stem to create a fluid gesture, while the bowl itself is of a utilitarian ilk — purposefully designed to be smoked, and to sit when both hands must be free. Splendid work, and a piece that really shows the depth of Kikuchi's skill.- Rachel DuBose
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 5.50 in./139.70 mm.
- Weight: 1.30 oz./36.85 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.93 in./49.02 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.69 in./42.93 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.80 in./20.32 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.65 in./41.91 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Bent Dublin
- Finish: Sandblast
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan