With this latest Limited Edition, Pelikan launches a Maki-e fountain pen that is both unusual and stunningly beautiful. Instead of the more typical landscapes, the Fantasia depicts a traditional Japanese design called “Komon Pattern”, which is commonly used for elegant Japanese Kimonos. Eight hexagons with eight different styles create subtle color combinations that delight the eye due to a wealth of details, all painted with painstaking love.
The hexagons are surrounded by cherry blossoms in a reddish golden color which are based on a varying background that is painted with the “Byakudan-Nuri” technique, using gold leaf and clear lacquer. Due to this technique, the lacquer shimmers with surprising depth in a red and orange glow when you turn the fountain pen in your hands.
For the Pelikan Fantasia Maki-e fountain pen, the elaborate kaga Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e technique was used. It is a masterpiece that combines German craftsmanship, based on over 175 years of tradition & technology, with superior Japanese Maki-e painting techniques which are renowned all over the world.
The Pelikan logo on the crown, the Limited Edition number, and the artist’s signature are all drawn by hand, using Maki-e technique. This series is limited to 88 pieces worldwide. Each fountain pen has an 18 carat, bi-color gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box made of Paulownia wood.
Available in August/September 2013
RRP S$3,852.00 (~$3000 USD)