💥 PRICE 6500 Euros 💥
This Namiki Emperor maki-e fountain pen was created by maki-e artisan Yutaka Sato in Japan in early 2015. It features the Togidashi-Taka Maki-e technique (burnished-raised maki-e), as well as Rankaku (quail shells). This fountain pen has a 18k gold nib in the massive #50 size. The large capacity barrel fills with ink via eyedropper, and the pen comes packaged in a wooden box with a bottle of ink. Each pen takes months to create.
In the Japanese culture, the owl, or "Fukuro", means luck and protection from hardship or suffering. Using ebonite as its base, the Rankaku Maki-e is used to design both the owls on the pen, and the Raden technique is used to embed the eyes of the owls making them sparkle. A layer of clear urushi lacquer is then used to protect the surface of the pen giving it a glossy polish. The Rankaku artwork is simply outstanding with the incredible attention to detail.
Two owls can be seen on the pen. The owl on the cap is perched on a Quercusserate tree, showcasing the nocturnal birdís exceptional ability in seeking out its prey in the still of the night. The owl in the barrel is depicted silently flapping its wings and swooping in for the kill.
The result is simply sumptuous : A Masterpiece
⭐This example is in pristine condition. Never used, never inked. Full set.