Hello Pelikan lovers, we are glad to introduce this years Pelikan Maki-e fountain pen!
Symbolizing spring and autumn we find a cherry blossom and maple carefully drawn on the fountain pen's cap and body. Three traditional Japanese designs are represented on the cap: A flow of water on the green zone, a leaf of hemp on the brown area and finally a golden stripe. All of them are created using many small pieces gold leaf.
The fountain pen's body features additional artistic designs, as well as small pieces of blue shell to create the beautiful Raden area. A infinite pattern of stripes is drawn on the violet zone entailing eternal love.
The Harikiri technique, known for being one of Makie-e's most difficult techniques is also used on the silver area giving a dramatic and beautiful touch to this masterpiece.
This Limited Edition combines Pelikan's German heritage, technology and hand craftsmanship with Japanese Maki-e techniques.
The crown features Pelikan's iconic logo, the Limited Edition number and the artists' signature have been drawn by hand in each fountain pen using Maki-e.
Each fountain pen has a bicolored 18K gold nib and comes in a traditional Japanese wooden box made with paulownia wood.
This edition is limited to 111 pieces in the world, and we will have the pleasure to have one of them.
Get a sneak peak at this beautiful masterpiece below!