The Pelikan "Dragonfly" Maki-e Fountain Pen
Meki-e is the art of Japanes lacquer painting and is renowned for its eauty and artistry.
This distinctive and unique fountain pen was crafted and drawn using the kaga-Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e technique.
Dragonflies are famous for their exceptional flying properties. As they only fly forward and never go backwards, they are considered as a lucky symbol in Japanese mythology representing endurance and perseverance.
There are five dragonflies vividly drawn on the beautiful background of the fountain pen barrel. This background depicts 'Tsugigami', a traditional Japanese paper made by connecting various pieces of paper with different colors and materials. The image of the dragonfly is created by using many different Maki-e techniques such as Faden, Byakutan-nuri, Kawari-nuri and Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e.
The "Dragonflu" is a masterpiece that combines the craftsmanship of pelikan germany based on 19 years of tradition and technology coupled with superior Japanese traditional maki-e painting techniques. Each fountain pen has the Pelikan logo on the crown, a limited edition number and the artist's signature drawn in by hand using maki-e techiques.
This series is limited to an edition of 111 pieces worldwide. Each fountain pen is equipped with an 18 carat, two tone gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box made of Paulownia wood.
Length fully capped : 146mm
Diameter : 14mm
Length without cap : 135mm
Cap posted on barrel : 173mm
-Retail Price : SGD $5671