A rare "MUBYO & TAKARA ZUKUSHI" maki-e Limited Edition by Pelican. Pelikan Mubyo and Takara-zukushi are a set of two fountain pens, created in the historical Japanese region Kaga, which is famous for traditional Japanese arts.
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 Pelikan models Mubyo and Takara-zukushi are masterpieces with finely-chased 18 carat gold nibs accentuated with a rhodium décor. The Pelikan logo on the crown, limited edition number and artists signature are drawn in by hand with the Maki-e technique. With the honed experience of decades and excellent craftsmanship, 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...
A little bit of magic has slipped into it.. The fountain pen is encased in a traditional Japanese gift box which is made of Paulownia wood. Item condition: new, never used/inked, in original boxes, with all manuals and certificates.
100% authentic, originally supplied by Pelikan Germany. Nib: 18ct dual tone, M. Complete set of original documents manual, certificate, etc.
In this set, two basic human cravings have been symbolized health, called Mubyo in Japanese, and wealth, which translates as Takara-zukushi. On the Mubyo fountain pen, six gourds (special bowls) are depicted.
According to Japanese legend, God lives in a large gourd. For this reason, it is highly valued as a charm. A combination of six gourds in Japanese is pronounced as Mubyo which means absence of sickness. Therefore these six gourds are cherished items believed to be able to bestow a long and healthy life. On the Takara-zukushi model, several figures are shown.They all symbolize wealth and are drawn in the traditional Japanese Kissho design, which is said to bring good fortune. This precious globe realizes ones wishes.
The key to the treasury. The magic hammer that grants whatever one has wished for. The tropical evergreen tree supplies herbal medicine and spices. In addition to the above symbols, Tachibana (a mandarin orange), Tabane-noshi (a bundle of tokens attached to a gift), Fundo (a traditional balance to measure weight), Kinchaku (a fabric pouch) and Makimono (a roll of document) are drawn.These symbols are believed to bring good fortune and are also used as designs in traditional Japanese clothing and the sash. Maki-e is a traditional Japanese technique to create ornamental lacquer ware, and this technique was used to illustrate the dragon and the phoenix. In Maki-e, designs are drawn with lacquer using a special brush. Then gold foil, gold and silver powder are sprinkled or stuck onto the design. This careful and time-consuming process is repeated many times in order to give depth to the designs. For other rare Pelikan pens. The item "RARE PELIKAN MUBYO & TAKARA ZUKUSHI (HEALTH & WEALTH) MAKI-E PENS, FULL SET" is in sale since Friday, May 13, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Pelikan". The seller is "stas-makin" and is located in Moscow, default.
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