Namiki 18K two-toned gold #50 Size Medium (M) Nib
Article number: FNF60M-KT-M
Maki-E Artist: Hyakusen Murata
The Emperor Collection is Namiki’s highest ranking series. An outstanding pen of impressive size and appearance. A carp, a symbol of prosperity, makes its way confidently through the natural world in this pen created by artisan Hyakusen Murata in togidashi maki-e with raden inlays. The carp’s journey through a watery cataract, in a soothing landscape of rock, hanging vines and sand, seems to offer zen commentary on the fortunes of time and tide.
In The Four Seasons of Namiki, Christophe Larquemin writes of this pen: “Taki-Nobori, carp in the waterfall, is a symbol of courage, one of the virtues most venerated in Japan. It is said that fish that have braved death from exhaustion swimming up river become dragons. The verticality of the design gives great power to the scene in which a relentless struggle between the fish and the waterfall unfolds. This bronze and copper coloured Emperor has literally conquered the small world of collectors who, already in possession of several goldfish, rushed to stores to catch this carp”. The Carp on Waterfall design displays the beauty of multi-colored abalone shells in Raden lacquering style. The abalone is delicately set in multiple layers of lacquer in order to create an overall feeling of depth and dimension. This pen employs an eyedropper filling system. It is fitted with a size 50 18kt gold Medium (M) nib imprinted with Mt. Fuji emblem and presented in a paulounia wooden box with outer box, sealed ink bottle (black), Namiki use and care guide, Pilot Namiki product registration Card, booklet, Certificate of Authenticity, Namiki Emperor Collection Instructions and artisan autographed paper (Hyakusen Murata). Mint condition.
NAMIKI Carpe dans la casade: stylo plume Empereur, en ébonite revêtue de laque japonaise urushi. Carpe en taka-maki-e d’argent et d’or et shu-urushi, décor aquatique en ira-maki-e et incrustation kiragane, fond en nashiji et hira-maki-e d’or. Plume en or 18 carats moyenne, système de remplissage au compte-gouttes. Dans son coffret.