View 1 of Lot 22. NAMIKI | A LIMITED EDITION HAND PAINTED KINGFISHER FOUNTAIN PEN, CIRCA 2002.
View 1 of Lot 22. NAMIKI | A LIMITED EDITION HAND PAINTED KINGFISHER FOUNTAIN PEN, CIRCA 2002.
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NAMIKI | A LIMITED EDITION HAND PAINTED KINGFISHER FOUNTAIN PEN, CIRCA 2002

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

NAMIKI | A LIMITED EDITION HAND PAINTED KINGFISHER FOUNTAIN PEN, CIRCA 2002

NAMIKI | A LIMITED EDITION HAND PAINTED KINGFISHER FOUNTAIN PEN, CIRCA 2002

Estimate:

3,000 - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

7,500

USD

NAMIKI

A LIMITED EDITION HAND PAINTED KINGFISHER FOUNTAIN PEN, CIRCA 2002


• fountain pen in black lacquer with gold, silver and colored pigments depicting a kingfisher eating its prey, cap decorated with autumn leaves, clip signed Namiki • fountain pen with an 18k gold broad sized nib engraved Namiki  • accompanied by presentation box, outer packaging, and certificate of authenticity


overall length of fountain pen approximately 15 cm

Namiki is a well establish Japanese pen company, that is known for their maki-e laquered designs. These pens are specially hand painted by a single artisan. The process can take several months to complete, making each individual pen a unique work of art.


The Kingfisher is a small to medium sized bird, usually with bright colored feathers found in the tropical regions of Asia. The bird's Japanese name is kawasemi, translating to "river cicada". The Kingfisher symbolizes good fortune and a fertile harvest. It's connected to Jupiter, which is symbolic of abundance and wealth. For those who feel they are a magnet for negative occurrences, Kingfishers are known to alter one's fortune for the better.


The present pen was created by Maki-e artist, Michifumi Kawaguchi. The Yukari Royale Kingfisher was made with a very limited production sent worldwide. This "Kingfisher" pen comes accompanied by its certificate of authenticity, product registration card, instructions for use and care, the artist Michifumi Kawaguchi's name card, and its original presentation box.