Danitrio Maki-e Soseki Fountain Pen
This pen is done on Takumi, which is a specific size and shape of pen. This pen is made with pure gold powders. Its equipped with an 18kt gold nib and fills with a cartridge convertor.
The artist is Mayumi Kumano.
Signature: Mayumi. Born in 1965. Learnt from her father, master Sadahisa Kumanoin Wajima, and receive awards at exhibitionseach year since 1995.
Danitrio makes remarkable hand painted pens using the Japanese skill and craftsmanship that has been mastered over the last few thousand of years. Good basic paintings start with base painting, which the craftsmen paint twice or three times with Urushi mixed with finishing powders to make the base hard and durable. Then followed by the interim paintings which is done by one or two layers preparing for finishing paintings.
The base for Urushi paintings must be smooth and strong in order to have a good Urushi painting, which will last thousands of years. When the base is ready for painting, the first painting uses Sabi, Urushi mixed with polishing powders, as its base painting and call it Shita-nuri, the base painting. Then, Naka-nuri, the interim painting with Urushi is preparing for better Uwa-nuri, the finishing part of painting. The color of the interim painting has to be selected according to the color of the finishing part of painting. All these works are usually done by Nu-shi, craftsmen of Urushi paintings, painting 7 times in average and it takes 2-3 weeks before the Nu-shi can send back the pens to our Maki-e sh, who will do more Urushi painting works or Maki-e onto the pens.
MSRP on this pen N9114 Soseki is $1500