Bottegando Dragonflies on the Pond Maki-e Fountain Pen
Get ready to be whisked away to a world where dragonflies dance and nature's beauty comes alive with the Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e "Dragonflies on the Pond" Fountain Pen. This pen is not just a writing instrument; it's a portal to an enchanting realm where whimsy and artistry blend seamlessly.
Hand-turned with precision, the pen features a barrel made of lime wood and a cap crafted from ebonite. No clip? No problem! Who needs a clip when you can let your pen roam free, spreading its magical ink wherever your words may take you?
Prepare to be captivated by the stunning lacquering adorning the barrel and cap. Through meticulous craftsmanship, alternating layers of Blue Urushi (Ao) and Light Blue Urushi (Asagi) have been applied, creating a breathtaking Negoro Nuri style that washes the pen in a mesmerizing blend of light blue and blue hues. It's as if the pen itself has been dipped in the waters of an ethereal pond.
Now, let's dive into the heart of this pen - the magnificent Maki-e artwork that brings the dragonflies and their vibrant habitat to life. Imagine two dragonflies, their delicate wings shimmering with iridescence, gracefully hovering over a pond teeming with life beneath the shade of a willow tree dressed in autumnal hues. This is a scene that invites you to embrace the beauty of nature and lose yourself in its tranquil embrace.
The skilled artisans employed a variety of techniques to create this exquisite artwork. Taka maki-e technique was used to fashion the willow branches and leaves, using white multi-layered red and yellow colored urushi, along with fine 22k gold powders. The result is a relief painting that adds depth and texture to the design, making the willow come alive on the pen.
The dragonflies' wings shimmer with radiant beauty, thanks to the intricate raden technique. Mosaic-like patterns of small abalone mother-of-pearl tesserae create a visual symphony that captures the delicate and ethereal nature of these enchanting creatures. Prepare to be mesmerized as their wings seem to flutter before your eyes.
But the magic doesn't stop there. Chinkin, a technique that combines lacquer engraving with small dots and lines filled with urushi and 22k gold dust, brings the small waves on the pond's surface and the graceful carp swimming beneath it to life. It's like having a tiny aquarium on your pen!
Comfort and functionality are not forgotten in this enchanting masterpiece. The nib holder, turned in brass, steel, and lacquered ebonite with black Roiro Urushi, offers a comfortable grip and a touch of elegance. The 14k gold nib, with its 5mm ink feeder and medium tip size from the renowned German manufacturer Bock, ensures a smooth and delightful writing experience. It's compatible with both cartridges and converters, offering flexibility to suit your writing needs.
Convenience meets practicality with the non-screwable screw cap on the back, allowing you to access your pen with ease whenever inspiration strikes. With an open length of 12.4cm and a closed length of 14cm, this pen fits perfectly in your hand, ready to accompany you on countless writing adventures. The cap diameter of 1.6cm and barrel diameter of 1.2cm strike the perfect balance between style and comfort.
To add a personal touch, the Bottegando brand "B" proudly marks this pen, while the signature "S.M." of the talented artist who brought this masterpiece to life adds a sense of authenticity. And don't forget the unique serial number U111, elegantly inscribed in red Urushi lacquer on the barrel of the pen. This pen is a one-of-a-kind exemplar, just like the stories you'll write with it.
So, grab hold of this enchanting writing companion and let your imagination take flight. The Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e "Dragonflies on the Pond" Fountain Pen invites you to immerse yourself in a world of natural beauty and artistic wonder. It's time to create writing that flutters with the grace of dragonfly wings and dances with the colors of autumn.
Capped Length: 5.51 in.(140.0mm)
Uncapped Length: 4.88 in.(124.0mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.63 in.(16.0mm)
Diameter of Grip: 0.47 in.(12.0mm)
Weight: 1.40 oz.(39.7g)
Body Material: Urushi Lacquer
Trim Material: Gold Plated
Section Material: Urushi Lacquer
Nib Material: 14k Gold
Nib Size: #5
Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (standard international)
Cap Rotations: 1.75
Cap Type: Threaded
Clip Style: Spring Metal