Pelikan Souveran M1000 Fountain Pen in Maki-e Dragon - 18K Gold Medium Point

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Product Description

Maki-e is a complex art of Japanese lacquer painting and is renowned for its beauty and artistry. In the process of Maki-e, the rare Japanese lacquer Urushi is applied to the fountain pen in a multitude of layers which are polished repeatedly. The design is drawn with colored lacquer onto the surface. This technique is called Togidashi-Maki-e.

The mix of charcoal powder and gold powder into the lacquer makes the pattern of the design raise above the surface. This is called Taka-Maki-e technique. Pelikan fountain pen “Dragon” uses Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e technique that combines Togidashi-Maki-e and Taka-Maki-e.

The dragon is a very significant legendary spiritual mythical creature in Chinese mythology, appearing in all works in East Asia. The dragon is a powerful symbol and considered to be the source of all the power used as a symbol of most Chinese emperors. Dragon summons thunderclouds and storms, becomes a tornado, and rises into the sky and flies freely. It lurks in the abyss in autumn and rises to the heavens in spring.

Since it is said the dragon ascends to the heavens and gets the treasure ball, the descending dragon is depicted holding the treasure ball. It is said that the treasure ball is a sacred jade that can make all kinds of wishes come true. On the fountain pen the treasure ball was crafted with Raden technique, using small particles of abalone shell.

The dragon is surrounded by the gold lights of the thunder-storm, in the background is Mount Fuji. Pelikan Maki-e “Dragon“ fountain pen is a masterpiece that combines the craftsmanship of Pelikan Germany based on 185 years of tradition and technology, coupled with superior Japanese traditional Maki-e painting techniques. Each Souverän M1000 fountain pen is produced in Germany and then decorated in Japan. Every pen has the Pelikan logo on the crown, a limited-edition number, and the artist’s signature drawn in by hand. The “Dragon” is a limited edition with only 123 pieces world-wide. Each fountain pen is equipped with a finely chased 18 carat, two-tone gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box of paulownia wood.

Pelikan Souveran M1000 Fountain Pen in Maki-e Dragon Specifications

  • Limited Edition: 123 pieces worldwide
  • Pen Materials: Japanese lacquer Urushi (combines both Taka-Maki-e and Togidashi-Maki-e techniques)
  • Nib:18K Gold, two-toned design
  • Filling Mechanism: Piston Filling Mechanism (bottled ink only)
  • Paulownia Wood Special Gift Box
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