Bottegando Melancholy Maki-e Fountain Pen
Introducing the Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e "Melancholy" Fountain Pen, where artistry meets a touch of whimsical sorrow. This hand-turned ebonite fountain pen is not just an instrument for writing; it's a vessel that captures the essence of a solitary moment, painted with shades of contemplation and beauty.
As you hold this pen, the lacquering with black and red urushi shaded with Bokashi takes center stage, creating an evocative atmosphere reminiscent of a somber sunset. But fear not, for even in melancholy, there is an undeniable allure. The fine granules of 22k gold sprinkled over the surface of the pen bring a touch of brilliance to the darkness, just like those glimmers of hope we all seek.
Now, let us delve into the heart of this pens' Maki-e artwork. Picture a female figure, cloaked in a flowing blue garment, standing alone, her cloak billowing in the wind. She gazes pensively at the sunset as it dips behind the hills. The backdrop showcases ancient columns, corroded by the relentless passage of time. It's a scene that evokes emotions and invites introspectionÑa gentle reminder of the beauty found even in moments of solitude.
The skilled artisans employed various techniques to bring this poignant scene to life. Taka maki-e technique was used to create a relief painting for the columns and arches. Multiple layers of colored urushi and fine powders of 22k gold, pure silver, and pure platinum combine harmoniously, adding depth and texture to the architectural elements.
Togidashi Maki-e delicately covers gold dust, pure silver, and pure platinum with layers of white and blue colored urushi. The subsequent abrading with magnolia charcoal reveals glimpses of the precious metals, infusing the blue coat and architectural parts with delicate shades and an ethereal quality.
Hira maki-e, a flat painting technique using urushi covered with 22k gold powder of varying fineness, adds depth and dimension to the background hills, clouds, and foreground elements. It's like having a tiny painting within your penÑa visual representation of the fleeting beauty of life.
But let's not forget the practical side of things. The nib holder block, turned in brass and ebonite and lacquered with black Kuro Roiro Urushi, offers both durability and a touch of elegance. The 14k gold nib, with its 6mm ink feeder and fine tip size, hails from the renowned German manufacturer JoWo. It guarantees a smooth and effortless writing experience, allowing your thoughts to flow freely onto the page. And with its international standard attachment, you can choose between cartridges or a converter for ink refills.
Convenience meets functionality with the non-screwable screw cap on the back, ensuring easy access whenever inspiration strikes. With an open length of 13.8cm and a closed length of 15.5cm, this pen fits comfortably in your hand, ready to accompany you on countless writing journeys. The cap diameter of 1.8cm and barrel diameter of 1.6cm 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 author brings a sense of authenticity and craftsmanship. And let's not forget the unique serial number U110, elegantly inscribed in Urushi lacquer and 22k gold on the cap of the pen. This pen is a one-of-a-kind exemplar, just like your own unique story.
So, embrace the bittersweet beauty of melancholy and let your words flow with depth and emotion. The Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e "Melancholy" Fountain Pen is your companion on the journey of self-reflection and creativity. Let it be the instrument through which you explore the depths of your soul and pen stories that resonate with the heart.
Capped Length: 6.10 in.(155.0mm)
Uncapped Length: 5.43 in.(138.0mm)
Diameter of Body: 0.71 in.(18.0mm)
Diameter of Grip: 0.63 in.(16.0mm)
Weight: 1.40 oz.(39.7g)
Body Material: Urushi Lacquer
Trim Material: Gold Plated
Section Material: Urushi Lacquer
Nib Material: 14k Gold
Nib Size: #6
Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (standard international)
Cap Rotations: 1.75
Cap Type: Threaded
Clip Style: Spring Metal