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Pelikan Maki-e Phoenix Limited Edition fountain pen3.800,00€
Pelikan Maki-e „Phoenix“ fountain pen is a masterpiece that combines the craftsmanship of Pelikan Germany based on more than 180 years of tradition and technology coupled with superior Japanese traditional Maki-e painting techniques. Each Souverän M 1000 fountain is produced in Germany and then decorated in Japan. Every single pen has the Pelikan logo on the crown, a limited-edition number, and the artist’s signature drawn in by hand using Maki-e techniques. The “Phoenix”, released in the year 2022 is available in a limited edition of only 123 pieces worldwide.
Finely-chased 18 carat gold nibs in the size M, all accentuated with a rhodium décor.
Each fountain pen is presented in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood.
The writing qualities are carefully checked and tested by hand before it comes to you. Manufactured and assembled in Germany, refined in Japan.
Limited to 123 pieces worldwide
Pelikan Maki-e Snow Moon And Flowers Limited Edition Fountain Pen4.200,00€
Produced in just 123 numbered pieces worldwide, the Pelikan Maki-e Snow Moon And Flowers is a stunning fusion of Japanese traditional art and German pen design. We have just one pen available, after which the edition will be sold out.
Normally furnished with only a Medium nib, we can provide your choice from among the full range of Pelikan M1000 18k solid gold nib units.
PELIKAN MAKI-E FOUNTAIN PEN SEVEN TREASURES3.900,00€
LIMITED EDITION Maki-e Seven Treasures
Maki-e is the art of Japanese lacquer painting and is renowned for its beauty and artistry. The Pelikan Maki-e ”Seven Treasures“ fountain pen uses Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e that combines both Taka-Maki-e and Togidashi-Maki-e techniques.
Seven Treasures are listed in the Buddhist scriptures. The typical seven treasures are gold, silver, lapis lazuli, crystal, giant clam, coral, and agate.
The Seven Treasures are expressed on this Pelikan M1000
as auspicious omen motifs by drawing additional fortunate items such as treasure roll, treasure-house lock, and cherry blossoms. By this, the Pelikan Maki-e ”Seven Treasures“ fountain pen is a collection of symbols which are believed to bring good fortune and are often used for Japanese traditional designs.
Fountain Pen Pelikan Maki-e Renjishi5.800,00€
Kabuki is a traditional Japanese form of theatre. Its origin is said to be from a series of performances by Izumono Okuni in Kitano Tenmangu in 1603 (the beginning of the Edo era). These performances became very popular in Kyoto, and for the last four hundred years have been established as a point of Japanese pride for traditional art. More recently, Kabuki has become popular abroad as well.
The tale of Renjishi was written by Mokuami Kawatake based upon the moral story in which a parent pushes his children down into the bottomless valley with the intention of raising only those who are able to run back up from the valley. This story is regarded as the representative piece of Kabuki dancing, and truly touches the audience’s heart as it is performed by a real parent and son.
The climax of this performance is painted on the Pelikan fountain pen “Renjishi”, where the white-haired parent and the red-haired child dance together wildly as a perfect match.
Fountain Pen Pelikan Ginko & Maple Leaves Maki-e5.100,00€
Ginko & Maple Leaves
Maki-e is a complex Japanese lacquer painting technique, renowned for its beauty and artistry. In the process, 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.
In addition, the artist can mix charcoal powder and gold powder into the lacquer, so that the pattern of the design is raised above the surface: If your thumb glides over the painting, you will feel the difference. This is the so-called Taka-Maki-e technique. For the Pelikan fountain pen model “Ginko & Maple Leaves”, the Maki-e artist has harmoniously blended both techniques.
The fountain pen “Ginko & Maple Leaves” shows the traditional autumn motifs of Japan – glittering leaves that look as if they have just twirled from the tree in the first autumn wind, with golden splashes of color that show this magnificent season and its warm sunlight at its best.
With the experience of decades, the famous model M1000 Souverän is made in Germany and decorated in Japan. The model “Ginko & Maple Leaves” is a masterpiece with a finely-chased 18 carat gold nib accentuated with a rhodium décor, in the nib size M. Each pen is individually signed by the artist.
Fountain Pen Pelikan Maiko in Kyoto Maki-e5.800,00€
Maiko in Kyoto
In 794, the Japanese Emperor Kammu declared the transfer of the capital of Japan to a new city which he called Kyoto. It was the place of an impressive dynasty, where the common people also lead powerful lives. By the end of the 12th century, Kyoto had become the center of commerce and industry of Japan. After approximately seven hundred years of prosperity, Kyoto was reborn as a modern city, when the Meiji Emperor moved the capital to Tokyo. Present-day Kyoto is the sixth largest Japanese city, with a population of 1.5million. With its long history, Kyoto has many temples and shrines, along with other historical architecture, and flourishes as the most popular Japanese tourist attraction.
A Maiko is a young apprentice who trains in arts and customer service manners. In the old days, girls started out as Maikos between the ages of 9 to 12, though the lower age limit has now been raised to after graduation from junior high school. Young and in the apprentice status, a Maiko wears a furisode, a long-sleeved kimono for unmarried women, adjusted at the shoulders and hemmed up. Due to the flashy outfit of lacquered clogs with rounded soles and dangling sash, a Maiko is now said to be the epitome of beauty for young Japanese women.
The Pelikan Maki-e fountain pen “Maiko in Kyoto” depicts a graceful Maiko, standing on a stone pavement in falling cherry blossom petals with the historical five-storied pagoda of Kyoto in the background. It takes up the theme of Maiko, one of the symbols of the ancient capital of Kyoto.
Pelikan Souverän Maki-e DRAGONFLY fountain pen4.300,00€
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. During the age of wars in Japan, Samurai used the design of dragonflies as an ornament for their ordnance.
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. The image of the dragonfly is created by using many different Maki-e techniques such as Raden, Byakutan-nuri, Kawarinuri and Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e.
Pelikan Japanese Umbrella Maki-E Fountain Pen4.400,00€
Today the Japanese umbrella is rarely used. You will still see it at special events such as Kabuki and Japanese traditional dance shows, or as rental umbrellas at traditional Japanese inns in sightseeing spots in Japan. There are four Japanese umbrellas drawn in Taka-Maki-e, using techniques such as raden and kirigane. Rain is expressed using many narrow pieces of mother of pearl.
The “Japanese Umbrella” is a masterpiece that combines the craftsmanship of Pelikan Germany based on 180 years of tradition and technology coupled with superior Japanese traditional Maki-e painting techniques. Each pen has the Pelikan logo on the crown, a limited edition number and the artist’s signature drawn in by hand using Maki-e techniques. The “Japanese Umbrella” is limited to an edition of 123 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.