Namiki Emperor No 50 Carp on Waterfall Maki-e Fountain Pen 14k Medium Nib
Made in Japan
NEW IN BOX
This particular pen is in brand new and unused condition! It still maintains its original shine, just like the day it was purchased from the boutique showcase! Most of these go for full retail prices because of how rare they are, so don't pass up the opportunity to own a great piece from the Namiki Maki-e collection below the usual online price! Enjoy the peace of mind of purchasing from one of the most credible luxury goods sellers online!
The Emperor Collection is Namiki’s highest ranking series. An outstanding pen of impressive size and appearance. A carp, a symbol of prosperity, makes its way confidently through the natural world in this pen created by artisan Hyakusen Murata in togidashi maki-e with raden inlays. The carp's journey through a watery cataract, in a soothing landscape of rock, hanging vines and sand, seems to offer zen commentary on the fortunes of time and tide.
In The Four Seasons of Namiki, Christophe Larquemin writes of this pen: "Taki-Nobori, carp in the waterfall, is a symbol of courage, one of the virtues most venerated in Japan. It is said that fish that have braved death from exhaustion swimming up river become dragons. The verticality of the design gives great power to the scene in which a relentless struggle between the fish and the waterfall unfolds. This bronze and copper coloured Emperor has literally conquered the small world of collectors who, already in possession of several goldfish, rushed to stores to catch this carp." The Carp on Waterfall design displays the beauty of multi-colored abalone shells in Raden lacquering style. The abalone is delicately set in multiple layers of lacquer in order to create an overall feeling of depth and dimension. This pen employs an eyedropper filling system. It is fitted with a size 50 18kt gold Medium (M) nib imprinted with Mt. Fuji emblem and presented in a paulounia wooden box with outer box, sealed ink bottle (black), Namiki use and care guide, Pilot Namiki product registration Card, booklet, Certificate of Authenticity, Namiki Emperor Collection Instructions and artisan autographed paper (Hyakusen Murata).
Fully working and ready to write. Consider the pictures as part of the description as they show the exact pen that will be purchased. Comes fitted with an original Namiki 18K solid gold Medium (M) nib.