NAMIKI: Dragon, Mount Fuji and Clouds Maki-e and Raden Fountain Pen, Signed, 1930s

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NAMIKI: Dragon, Mount Fuji and Clouds Maki-e and Raden Fountain Pen, Signed, 1930s

Sold for US$ 16,250 inc. premium
Vintage Namiki
NAMIKI: Dragon, Mount Fuji and Clouds Maki-e and Raden Fountain Pen, Signed, 1930s
A handsome vest-form pen depicting a baleful-looking dragon rising from a nimbus of clouds, rendered in takamaki-e and raised hiramaki-e with exquisite raden highlights. The cap features Mount Fuji rampant over a cloud bank. "Lifebuoy" style lever, endpiece marked "Made in / Japan". 14K gold #3 Pilot heart-vent nib, medium flex. 131mm. Signature is rubbed but appears to be that of Kasui or Seishou.

-Hutt, Julia & Stephen Overbury. Namiki: The Art of Japanese Lacquer Pens. [Toronto: 2000]. This example is pictured in the "Masterpieces" section ("The motifs on this pen were portrayed with great attention to detail, such as the texture of the mountains and the face of the dragon"). See pp. 80-81, 151-152.
Provenance: Property of a Gentleman.
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NAMIKI: Dragon, Mount Fuji and Clouds Maki-e and Raden Fountain Pen, Signed, 1930s
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