Unique Collection 2014: The Beauty of Nature

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No 9: The Beauty of Nature

The Japanese word Setsugekka stands for three words at the same time – namely, snow, moon and flower. All three together symbolize the beauty of nature. For the wintry scene on this fountain pen, several elaborate snow crystals were created using gold foils, Raden and Chinkin techniques. The white winter hare is the focal point of this composition, shown above moonlit waves and surrounded by carefully created cherry flowers. The waves were drawn in a traditional Japanese design by using the Chinkin technique while the other parts of the painting were realized by using Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e.

The Togidashi-Maki-e technique

In this technique, the rare Japanese lacquer Urushi is applied in a multitude of layers which are polished many times. The design is drawn first with tracing paper and then with colored lacquer onto the surface of the fountain pen. It is then sprinkled with a multitude of lacquer-layers or gold and silver dust.

The Taka Maki-e technique

The artist mixes charcoal powder or gold powder into the lacquer, so that the pattern of the design is raised above the surface and a three-dimensional effect is created: If your thumb glides over the surface, you will feel the difference.

More Details

Artist:Mitsuhiro Ishikura
Based on model:Souverän M 800
Nib:18 carat gold, size M, bi-color
Techniques:Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e and Chinkin

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