Maki-e is the art of Japanese lacquer painting and is renowned for its beauty and artistry. The word Maki-e literally translates as “sprinkled picture” because the design is sprinkled with gold or silver powder.
For the process, the rare Japanese lacquer Urushi is used in a multitude of layers which are polished many times. The design is drawn with colored lacquer onto the surface. It is then sprinkled with a multitude of lacquer-layers. This is called the Togidashi-Maki-e technique
The Pelikan model “Sea World” is a masterpiece with a finely-chased 18 carat gold nib accentuated with a rhodium décor.
The Pelikan logo on the crown, limited edition number and artist’s signature are drawn in by hand with the Maki-e technique.
The impressive fountain pen model Souveraen 1000 is produced in Germany and then decorated in Japan, thus creating a perfectly crafted product that is more than the sum of each part.
This limited edition pen was released in 2009 and only 88 units have been made. The pen comes in a fine Paulonian wood presentation box, with lifetime warranty.