Pilot 18K 750 gold #10 Size Medium (M) Nib
Maki-E Artist: Masaru HAYASHI
The Yukari Collection vividly expresses the nature of the four seasons, which the Japanese have been familiar with since ancient times,
by combining designs with various techniques such as Togidashi-Taka Maki-e (Burnished-Raised Maki-e) and Raden (Mother-of-Pearl).
While being a size that can be carried and used every day, it harbors Japanese beauty down to the finest detail. A symbol of vigour, health and courage, the Koi carp is the Japanese fish par excellence. Generations of maki-e shi were raised practising red fish (a genetic mutation related to the carp) given that this motif requires the use of several of the very important techniques that make up this artist. For this reason the gold fish is a symbol that is constantly used to illustrate the various lacquering processes on how a Namiki pen is being made. It is therefore not by chance that this theme ended up getting adobted by Namiki as a motif that has endured since the 1920s (vintage Dunhill – Namiki Goldfish and water weed or Goldfish in a pond). Only with regards to Modern Namiki we can find:
NAMIKI Yukari Double GoldFish by HYAKUSEN Murata, circa 1999
NAMIKI Emperor Carp on Waterfall by HYAKUSEN Murata, circa 2003
NAMIKI Emperor GoldFish by SEIKI Chida, circa 2009
This single goldfish version – with a primarily black dominated design and just one fish instead of two – was produced for Japanese market only. That’s why it is one of the rarest and most sought after Namiki pens from Yukari range. The workmanship is of the highest quality indeed. The pen comes in mint condition. Never used and never inked. converter filling. It comes with a standard Namiki Yukari sized box.
Such an elegant pair: Pilot Yukari Single Goldfish Black & Namiki Yukari Double Goldfish