Ken Dederichs: Smooth Bent Apple with Boxwood Tobacco Pipe

Product Number: 002-806-0022

Ken'ichiro Dederichs-Uchida originally trained under Cornelius Mänz, and this bent Apple readily showcases Cornelius' influence on Dederichs work. It also demonstrates the Germany-based, Japanese carver's love of organic forms and his creative fusion of German and Danish styles. The rotund bowl is impressively plump and palm-filling, its undulating rim topped with dimpled, jagged plateau which serves to further emphasize the inherent organicism of the Apple shape. It's simultaneously muscular and elegant, the chubby bowl commanding the majority of the composition's visual weight while the shank and stem delicately trail away in the distance. A pale yellow boxwood mount accents the shank end, providing some stunning contrast between the stummel's rich walnut contrast stain and the jet-black vulcanite mouthpiece. The subtle flare of the boxwood mount is echoed again at the disc-shaped base of the stem before ending in an almost imperceptible downturn. And while this piece seamlessly blends styles and influences, it remains recognizable as the work of Ken Dederichs.

- Jeffery Sitts
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Measurements & Other Details

  • Length: 5.76 in./146.30 mm.
  • Weight: 1.90 oz./53.86 g.
  • Bowl Height: 1.87 in./47.50 mm.
  • Chamber Depth: 1.40 in./35.56 mm.
  • Chamber Diameter: 0.78 in./19.81 mm.
  • Outside Diameter: 1.95 in./49.53 mm.
  • Stem Material: Vulcanite
  • Filter: None
  • Shape: Bent Apple
  • Finish: Smooth
  • Material: Briar
  • Country: Germany
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