NAMIKI: Zao Wou-Ki Emperor Maki-e Limited Edition 50 Fountain Pen

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NAMIKI: Zao Wou-Ki Emperor Maki-e Limited Edition 50 Fountain Pen

Sold for US$ 18,750 inc. premium
NAMIKI: Zao Wou-Ki Emperor Maki-e Limited Edition 50 Fountain Pen
In 2002, Namiki commissioned Chinese-born artist Zao Wou-Ki to to create a pen for them. Trained in Beaux Arts in China and in France, Zao incorporated calligraphy and traditional ideograms to create a design that Namiki craftsmen then reproduced onto this pen. A fascinating instrument that bridges the gap between fine pens and fine art. Medium 18K gold #50 nib. Outer box, black lacquer display box, pen box, ink bottle, leather pen sleeve, booklet. Limited Edition: 05/50.

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