PILOT-NAMIKI: Five Fans Maki-e and Raden Fountain Pen by Shogo, Grade A, 1930s

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PILOT-NAMIKI: Five Fans Maki-e and Raden Fountain Pen by Shogo, Grade A, 1930s

Sold for US$ 22,500 inc. premium
Vintage Namiki
PILOT-NAMIKI: Five Fans Maki-e and Raden Fountain Pen by Shogo, Grade A, 1930s
Superlative A-grade Namiki vest-form pen, elaborately ornamented in raised takamaki-e and raden, against a background of abundant gold dust, with ornamentation extending to the section and feed. Flat captop and endpiece, 14K rolled gold band, classic "lifebuoy" lever, endpiece imprinted "Made in Japan". 102mm. 14K gold #2 heart-vent Pilot nib, slight flex. Signed by Shogo Iijima (1894-?), pupil of Shorin Ueda and one of Namiki's most acclaimed artists.

The cap and barrel are decorated with five Japanese fans embellished with raden details and large gold flakes in the hyomon and okibirame techniques; one fan is ornamented with an image of Mount Fuji, the most elemental and profound emblem of Japan, and another bears a wonderfully detailed image of a temple or shrine alongside a tranquil stream and cherry blossoms. The expert application of raden, including leaf and flower-shaped fragments, gives the pen a radiant glow. Shogo is often regarded as Namiki's premiere artisan, and this small masterpiece may rank among his highest achievements. Excellent condition.
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