This Namiki Nippon Art fountain pen in the Golden Pheasant design was created by a collaboration of maki-e artists (Kokkokai) in Japan. The Nippon Art collection features the Hira Maki-e technique (flat maki-e). The pen matches the Yukari size, has an 14k gold nib and fills via the included Pilot CON-70 converter. The artist's kanji signature can be seen on the pen as an additional design feature. The Namiki #10 14k gold nib is inscribed with the silhouette of Mt. Fuji as well as the Namiki pentagon logo. With the Hira Maki-e technique, the lacquered main design is decorated with sprinkled gold and silver powders. Several additional layers of lacquer are then applied. After the lacquer is hardened, it is then burnished.
The Golden Pheasant design captures the image of a pair of pheasants at take off. The background is filled with a grouping of heart-shaped particles raised by the beating wings. The silver pheasant seen on the cap points downward, with its long tapered tail feathers spread out around the cap. The pheasant on the barrel, the male, is rising up. He is much more colorful bird and seems to be rising to meet the female on the cap. The cap and barrel have a single start thread, so that the two birds always align beak to beak when the cap is screwed onto the barrel. Gold and other metallic powers are applied to create the shapes and colors of this design and the low relief motif can be felt as well as seen.
These pens are truly one-of-a-kind works of art, and they are warrantied for life by Namiki, and they come packaged in a traditional softwood gift box.
Please note we are unable to accept a return of this pen for any reason once it has been inked.