Tsuge Ikebana UnSmoked # JP2

$875.00

New UnSmoked. A superb example of Tsuge free form totally hand made top grade Ikebana. The keel element emphasizes and compliments what is in essence a free form bent Billiard. Same as the furled end shank motif, that is repeated in the stem. Interestingly the shank furl is carved so that its is on a slant. These give the pipe its undoubted Japanese origin and expression.

This is a large pipe with a certain Danish influence of having a keel. The keel - but then  again both Danes and Japanese are sea peoples, so who knows which first incorporated the symbol of the keel in design.

Stampings: 
Tsuge Made in Japan in circle. Inside circle 018 underneath 99.
Underneath circle
IKEBANA 

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Measurements & Details

Length: 5 5/8" / 144 mm

Bowl Height: 2 1/4" / 57 mm

Bowl Depth: 1 1/2" / 38 mm

I.B.Dia: 13/16" / 20 mm

Weight: 2.4 oz / 68 gm

Stem: Vulcanite

Country: Japan