Unique Collection 2014: Feathers

  • Unique Collection 2014: Feathers

Product description

The Maki-e Unique Collection

No 7: Feathers

The feathers on this motif refer to the phoenix, which is a considered to be a sacred bird according to Chinese mythology. The feathers are often used for decoration or as a symbol when telling a magic story in Japan and East Asia. Tiny particles made of gold and shellfish glimmer in the feathers, turning this pen into an extraordinary piece of art. This fountain pen was painted using the Togidashi-Maki-e technique.

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.

Auction details

Artist:Yoshiaki Nitta
Based on model:Souverän M 1000
Nib:18 carat gold, size M, bi-color
Techniques:Togidashi-Maki-e
Minimum Offer:2.600 €
Bidding starts:Nov. 11, 2014 - 2PM CEST
The hammer falls:Nov. 18, 2014 - 2PM CEST

How does it work?

For the second time, Pelikan offers pen collectors all over the world the opportunity to bid for one-of-a-kind Maki-e fountain pens. Seventeen individual Maki-e fountain pens belong to the Unique Collection 2014. The auctions will start on consecutive workdays in November and early December, and each will last one week. Click here to learn more.

Take a closer look

Click on the image below to take a closer look at this handcrafted masterpiece.