MANEKI-NEKO Limited Edition 99
Namiki 18K 750 gold #50 Size Medium (M) Nib
Maki-E Artist: Masaru Hayashi
Limited Edition: #29/99
The Maneki-neko or Beckoning Cat, is a traditional symbol of prosperity and good fortune. Maneki-neko (beckoning cat) is a figurine of a well-dressed cat that sits with a front paw raised with a beckoning pose. They are normally placed at the entrances to homes in the hope that they will act as talismans, keeping households safe and bringing good luck. These symbols are also prominently positioned at the fronts of shops to attract floods of customers and business prosperity.
This symbol is created using the Taka Maki-e technique. The fountain pen also features other symbols such as a Senryo-bako, which was used for many years to store gold coins, a mallet of luck and a pine, bamboo and plum tree. All of these figures which adorn the cat’s background are created using the Togidashi Maki-e technique. A finish in golden lavish gives the final touch to this amazing masterpiece. The Limited Edition is decorated by Masaru Hayashi, a Japanese Maki-E artist, using the Maki-e technique. It comes in mint condition with all original boxes, papers and packaging (satin-lined handcrafted wooden presentation box replicating the original Senryo-nako, outer box, mail box, all papers and a special themed ink bottle).