Tatsuo Tajima Yūri-kinsai # 19


This is Tatu's long shanked Japanese version of the tea cup & saucer. It is a smooth with the bowl done in Yūri-kinsai technique - lacquer with real gold leaf. An ancient Japanese technique. The bowl has high contrast flame grain with gold flecks .The bowl appears to float on the shank, that tapers inward and flares out near the end. WIth a rim flare where it joins the the stem. The shank has very contrasty grain on each side, the bottom covered in dark birdseye. The stem is a dark mottled grey/black that compliments the bowls staining.

All Japanese art derives its ideas from nature as does this pipe. The walls are surprising thick for a pipe of this size & with its long shank ensures that it delivers a cool smoke. Sitter.

Measurements & Details:

Length: 6" / 146 mm

Bowl Height: 2" / 51 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 1/2/ 38 mm

I.B.Dia: 3/4" / 19 mm

O.B.Dia: 1 7/8" / 48 mm

Weight: 2.35 oz / 68 gm

Stem: Brindle (Vulcanite)

Filter: None

Finish: Smooth Yūri-kinsai 

Country: Japan