Tsuge Ikebana: Smooth Volcano (Kikuchi) (G) (026) (2018) Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-623-4549
This Volcano by Asami Kikuchi at Tsuge Ikebana feels at once very familiar and very different from the others we've seen. The crisp paneling at play is familiar — her previous pieces sporting a ridgeline that flowed through shank, fore of bowl, and returning to the shank quite neatly — but its in its gesture that things diverge. More curled than previous renditions, with a whole lot of roundness and softness to its shank end and lower bowl, it's a piece that brings a more organic element to a shape that requires a certain amount of structure, without sacrificing anything in the way of easy grace. On top of that, the finish is top-notch, a red-hued contrast that highlights some vibrant flame all around, its high gloss ensuring that this piece's sculptural style is not missed.- Rachel DuBose
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 4.29 in./108.97 mm.
- Weight: 2.50 oz./70.87 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.63 in./41.40 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.23 in./31.24 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.73 in./18.54 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.86 in./47.24 mm.
- Stem Material: Vulcanite
- Filter: None
- Shape: Volcano
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan