Haiyūsai Cigar Stand by Ikai Yūichi
Kyoto native Ikai Yūichi has trained under the late Shimizu Uichi (1926-2004) who, in 1985, was awarded the title of Living National Treasure for his outstanding work in ceramic making. And it is from his sensei that Ikai learned the secrets to coaxing subtle hues and fluid effects from the oldest and most rudimentary of all glazes - hai, or ash.
Ikai Yūichi ventures into a new type of pottery vessel with the introduction of this uniquely inspired cigar stand. Skillfully crafted and glazed in oak ash, it is sure to become a cigar aficionado's cherished smoking utensil.
Cigar model in photos is 11.5 cm (4.5") in length.
A wooden presentation box will be custom made to order and signed by the artist. Delivery time for this item is 2 weeks.
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