PELIKAN LIMITED EDITION M1000 MAKI-E RENJISHI FOUNTAIN PEN 18 K GOLD NIB
Maki-e is a traditional Japanese technique to create ornamental lacquer ware, and this technique was used to illustrate the “Renjishi”. In Maki-e, designs are drawn with lacquer using a special brush. Then gold foil, gold and silver powder are sprinkled or stuck onto the design. This careful and time-consuming process is repeated many times in order to give depth to the designs.
In 1929, Pelikan registered the patent for the piston mechanism, a new fountain pen filling system. This technique, refined and updated, is still used today. The Pelikan fountain pen “Renjishi” is a masterpiece with a finely-chased 18 carat gold nib accentuated with a rhodium décor. The Pelikan logo on the crown, limited edition number and artist’s signature are drawn in by hand with the Maki-e technique.
With the honed experience of decades and excellent craftsmanship, the impressive fountain pen model Souveraen 1000 is produced in Germany and then decorated in Japan, thus creating a perfectly crafted product that is more than the sum of each part… a little bit of magic has slipped into it…
The fountain pens are encased together as a set in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood.
The “Renjishi”, released in the year 2010, is available in a limited edition of only 88 pieces worldwide.