Get ready to capture the beauty that emerges "After the Rain" with the Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e Fountain Pen. This hand-turned ebonite masterpiece is more than just a pen - it's a work of art that transports you to a world of shimmering landscapes and captivating scenery. Let's dive into the enchantment!
The cap and barrel of this pen have been lavished with 12 layers of Kuro Roiro Urushi lacquer, creating a deep and lustrous finish that adds a touch of elegance to your writing experience.
Now, let's explore the breathtaking Maki-e artwork that graces this pen. Picture a landscape emerging after a thunderstorm, where distant cities and industrial buildings peek through the mist. The grass and rocks glisten under the grazing light of the setting sun. It's a scene that blends the allure of human craftsmanship with the natural beauty of the earth.
The skilled artisans employed various techniques to bring this enchanting scene to life. Taka Maki-e, a relief painting technique, utilizes Aka Red Urushi Lacquer, Roiro Black Urushi Lacquer, Syuai Translucent Urushi Lacquer sprinkled with 22k and 23.75k yellow gold dust, 18k green gold, pure silver, and pure palladium. These elements come together to create the clouds, the roofs of the distant buildings, the trees, the grass, the smoke from the chimneys, the streets, and part of the buildings in the foreground. It's like having a miniature cityscape at your fingertips!
Kirigane, a mosaic technique, adds a touch of opulence to the roofs of the buildings in the foreground. Small hand-cut 9k gold foil tiles are meticulously arranged, bringing a sense of texture and richness to the artwork. The Nashiji technique comes into play, with 22k gold flakes shimmering on translucent Syuai lacquer, enhancing the buildings and the sky. It's like catching the glimmer of sunlight bouncing off a rain-soaked surface.
The rocks, the chimney, and the rear end of the pen come to life with Togidashi Taka Maki-e - a relief painting technique that utilizes Shiro White urushi sprinkled with pure palladium powder and 999/1000 silver. This adds depth and dimension to the scene, making you feel as though you're standing right there, witnessing the post-storm tranquility.
Not forgetting the smallest details, the chimney bricks are brought to life through the meticulous Chinkin technique. Small line engravings are filled with Urushi lacquer and 22k gold dust, creating a textured and intricate appearance.
But let's not forget the practical side of things! The turned brass and ebonite nib holder block, lacquered with black Kuro Roiro Urushi sprinkled with 22k gold dust, provides both durability and a touch of sophistication. The 18k gold nib, with its special 8mm ebonite feeder and medium tip size from the renowned German manufacturer Jowo, ensures a smooth and effortless writing experience.
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 15cm and a closed length of 16.7cm, this pen fits comfortably in your hand, ready to accompany you on countless writing adventures. 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 lends a sense of authenticity and craftsmanship. And let's not forget the unique serial number U86, elegantly inscribed in Urushi lacquer on the barrel of the pen. This pen is a one-of-a-kind exemplary piece, just like your own unique writing style.
As a bonus, this pen comes with a custom Maki-e lacquer box - an exquisite home for your pen when it's not busy transforming your words into art.
So, brace yourself for a journey of imagination and creativity with the Bottegando Italia Urushi Maki-e "After the Rain" Fountain Pen. Let it be your gateway to a world where rainbows meet ink and stories come alive with every stroke.
Capped Length: 6.57 in.(167.0mm)
Uncapped Length: 5.91 in.(150.0mm)
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: 18k Gold
Nib Size: #8
Fill Mechanism: Cartridge/Converter (standard international)
Cap Rotations: 1.75
Cap Type: Threaded
Clip Style: Spring Metal