'Kaga' Maki-e Takisansui Fountain Pen
- SeriesIzumo 'Kaga' maki-e
- ModelPIZ-600000# 56
- BodyEbonite Hon-Urushi Taka Maki-e
- Nib18k Gold Wide (18-21)
- Weight34.5 g
- Size154 x 18.2 mm
Platinum Izumo Maki-e “Takisansui” Mountain Waterfall Fountain Pen, PIZ-600000#56 This Izumo Maki-e “Takisansui” Mountain Waterfall Fountain Pen is one of the most impressive pieces and gorgeous
Platinum Izumo Maki-e “Takisansui” Mountain Waterfall Fountain Pen, PIZ-600000#56
This Izumo Maki-e “Takisansui” Mountain Waterfall Fountain Pen is one of the most impressive pieces and gorgeous among Platinum Pen.
This great Maki-e pen is hand-finished using a special lacquer technique which is based on the traditional craft "Kaga Takie" that makes all Japanese people proud of it in the world. It involves several layers of urushi coating and building up design patterns above the surface through a mixture of precious materials, lacquer, and charcoal or clay dust.
The central theme of this masterpiece is a delightful landscape scene featuring a beautiful waterfall with mountain and huts. With the hands of artist "Soka" using the technique of Taka-Makie, a splendid scenery of the water falling down between rocky the mountains is completely expressed. The sparkles of lacquer and the gold dust are completely covered the body and the pen cap, making this pen a jewel of writing that combines the features of a modern fountain pen and the preciousness of Japanese Maki-e art.
Compare to other makie technique, Taka is a labor-intensive technique and it requires more advance skill sets. The use of several dozens of gold and silver powders placed where the lacquer patterns are painted in layers and piled, making this pen a brilliant shine with a slightly raised three-dimensional effect.
This pen has a gold-plated finish with a very smooth-writing 18k gold wide nib available in F, M and B points.
The pen rests in a splendid paulownia wooden gift box decorated with Japanese calligraphy, a beautiful cloth pen pouch with pockets to hold spare cartridge, a bottle of ink, and a single cartridge and converter.
Platinum fountain pen is renowned of the great smoothness of its nib and weightless feel of fine writing pen.
Length: 154mm long
Diameter: 18mm max
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