Tsuge: Urushi Aizue Billiard Tobacco Pipe
Product Number: 002-099-10577
Urushi is a Japanese art form with a long history dating back to the Jomon period over 9,000 years ago. The specific process that created this colorful straight Billiard, however, has been practiced for around 10 centuries. Modern connotations of the term can either refer to the durable lacquer created from the sap of the Asian sumac or to the totality of the completed product itself.
Taking anywhere from months to several years, it's a time-consuming process, involving multiple steps and a great deal of curing time to realize such a beautiful form; making this straight Billiard quite the unique addition to your rotation.
With a smoky black finish revealing subtle wisps of grain to serve as a background, this Billiard is decorated with intricate aizue around the bowl, a pattern of designs depicting pine trees, bamboo, plum blossoms, and arrows. The full shank is further adorned with a brass-colored accent band that transitions to a tapered vulcanite stem that makes this beautifully and subtly appointed pipe a perfect balance of artistry and function.-Gabriel Bass
Measurements & Other Details
- Length: 6.12 in./155.39 mm.
- Weight: 1.41 oz./40.03 g.
- Bowl Height: 1.91 in./48.54 mm.
- Chamber Depth: 1.54 in./39.20 mm.
- Chamber Diameter: 0.84 in./21.33 mm.
- Outside Diameter: 1.47 in./37.38 mm.
- Stem Material: Acrylic
- Filter: None
- Shape: Billiard
- Finish: Smooth
- Material: Briar
- Country: Japan