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Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle

Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle


Regular price $800.00 USD
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The Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle has been realized in Hira Maki-e technique by the Kokkokai artisan group and is provided with your choice of #10 solid gold 14k nib.

The pen ships in a velvet-lined softwood presentation box and includes documentation, converter, and a starter ink cartridge.

Another striking work in this series, the Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle depicts a crane flying overhead and a turtle staring back from a pond below. In Japan the crane and turtle symbolize good fortune and longevity. An old Japanese saying proclaims, "As the crane one thousand years, the tortoise ten thousand years." This fountain pen pays tribute to these symbols of a long and prosperous life.

Warm gold trim matches the gold powder used throughout the design. A very fine gold band secures the bottom of the cap lip, making the pen's most vulnerable spot strong.

The artist's name is signed in gold towards the bottom of the pen. Notice the way the artist has depicted the water from the turtle's pond with flourishing gold waves that wind all the way down one side of the barrel.

The crane flying in the sky eyes the turtle down below, and the turtle makes eye contact in return. Gold powder is used in abundance to depict the details on the crane's wings and the turtle's shell.

Each of these pens exploits the Hira Maki-e technique, a process where very fine gold dust and pigment is sprinkled over wet lacquer. The deep black lacquer background forms a base for these applied colors.
Nippon Art pens are supplied with the larger size CON-70 converter, giving these pens an ink capacity rivaling that of many piston-fillers.

This is a slender and lightweight writing instrument that will fit comfortably in most hands.
The Namiki #10 solid gold 14k nib is inscribed with the silhouette of Mt. Fuji as well as the Namiki pentagon logo.

Namiki 14k gold nibs are well-suited to customizations including Stub, Cursive Italic, or Left Oblique, as well as the modification for added flex - see our nib customizations page for more information. The Namiki Nippon Art Crane and Turtle fountain pen arrives in a traditional softwood gift box lined with crimson velvet and comes with outer box and papers.

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