Pelikan Limited Edition Souverän M1000 Maki-e Spring & Autumn Fountain Pen
Maki-e is the art of Japanese lacquer painting and is renowned for its beauty and artistry. This distinctive and unique fountain pen was crafted and drawn using the Kaga-Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e techniques.
As symbols of autumn and spring, Cherry Blossom and Maple are drawn on the cap and the barrel of the fountain pen. Three traditional Japanese designs are drawn and depicted on the cap background: a water stream in the green area, a hemp leaf pattern in the brown area and a golden stripe applied by using a lot of tiny pieces of gold foil. Additional artistic designs are drawn and featured on the barrel along with tiny pieces of blue shell used to create and make the beautiful Raden stripe. A never ending line pattern is eternal love. The Harikiri technique , considered to be one of the most difficult Maki-e techniques, is also used in the silver area offering a dramatic and beautiful finishing touch to this exquisite pen.
The Spring & Autumn is a masterpiece that combines the craftsmanship of Pelikan Germany based on over 175 years tradition and technology coupled with superior Japanese traditional Maki-e painting techniques. Each fountain pen has the Pelikan logo on the crown, a limited edition number and the artist’s signature drawn in by hand using maki-e techniques. It is equipped with an 18 carat, two-toned gold nib.
In 1929, Pelikan registered the patent for the piston mechanism, a new fountain pen filling system. This technique, refined and updated, is still used today. The M1000 is ideal for people who write a lot as it has the biggest ink capacity of any piston fountain pen in the market today.
Each fountain pen is encased in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood.
The M1000 Maki-e Spring & Autumn is available in a limited edition of 111 pieces worldwide.