DUNHILL-NAMIKI: Goose and Pink Flower Maki-e Fountain Pen, Original Design, 1930s

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DUNHILL-NAMIKI: Goose and Pink Flower Maki-e Fountain Pen, Original Design, 1930s

US$ 4,000 - 6,000
£ 3,000 - 4,500
Vintage Namiki
DUNHILL-NAMIKI: Goose and Pink Flower Maki-e Fountain Pen, Original Design, 1930s
Dunhill-Namiki Goose and Pink Flower pen in gold, silver-grey and vermillion takamaki-e on black lacquer ground, not signed. Flat-top vest-form body, gold-plated cap band. 131mm. Lever-filler (missing "lifebuoy" tip). 14K gold #6 Dunhill-Namiki heart-vent nib, tines slightly bent. An excellent rarity, this pen was the inspiration for one of Namiki's most successful modern limited edition designs (the 2002 NAMIKI: Goose and Pink Flower Maki-e Limited Edition 83 Fountain Pen), regarding which Christophe Larquemin offers these remarks: "An exact replica of a model created in the 1930s, its main subject is a goose. It emanates vivacity and charm, like a character straight out of a children's story.... Although the collector's eye is drawn to the charming web-footed fowl, I would like you to look at the bouquet of superb carnations, which, I feel, brings poetry and freshness to the composition. Clearly identifiable by their narrow pink petals, these nadeshiko, fringed pink, are symbols of autumn and gentle first love. Japanese literature has many references to this flower."
-From The Four Seasons of Namiki, [Paris: 2009], pp. 140-141.
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