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AGJ Original Maki-e Fountain pen "Firefly on Reed" Sailor 21K nib 万年筆 研出高蒔絵 京都 #55

Our Selling Price: US$3,200.00 (tax excl.)
This AGJ original Maki-e Fountain pen is made by famous Kyoto Maki-e Artisan "Mokuren".
This design is an AGJ's original. You can not find anywhere else.
Kyoto Maki-e is the best known Maki-e technique in Japan.
This is original Maki-e fountain pen based on Sailor fountain pen.

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Glimmer of Firefly : Gold powder
Urushi lacquer is applied on gold powders. As a burnished technique is not used, Gold powder is seen through urushi.

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Leaves of Reed:Taka Maki-e, Hira Maki-e
Gold powder, Blue gold powder
Glimmer of Firefly : Gold powder
Powders are sprinkled in blackish parts. More blackish parts are less powders.

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Riunning water:Hira Maki-e
Gold powder
Bubbles: Abalone

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Riunning water:Hira Maki-e
Gold powder
Bubbles: Abalone

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Leaves of Reed:Taka Maki-e, Hira Maki-e
Gold powder, Blue gold powder

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Stems and veins:Hira Maki-e
Gold powder

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[What is Maki-e technique?]
    Hira Maki-e
  1. Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Gold powder, Seikin: Alloy of Gold, Silver powder, Hirame and so on
  3. Coated by Uwazuri and Black urushi
  4. Polish by polishing and grindstone powders
    Togidashi Maki-e (Mainly used for finishing evenly the background)
  1. Urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle Gold powder, Seikin: Alloy of Gold, Silver powder, Hirame and so on
  3. Coated thickly by Nashiji and Black urushi
  4. Burnished the urushi lacquer by charcoal
  5. Polish by polishing and grindstone powders
  • When coarse gold/silver/Hirame/Seikin powders are sprinkled, put a luster by burnished.
  • After togidashi maki-e, Togidashi Hira maki-e is decorated Hira maki-e on togidashi maki-e.
  • After togidashi maki-e, Togidashi Taka maki-e is decorated Taka maki-e on togidashi maki-e.
  • Burnishing is needed when coarse powders are sprinkled.
    Taka Maki-e
  1. The design is created using urushi lacquer
  2. Sprinkle charcoal/Silver powders to raise the layer
  3. Dry
  4. Spread urushi twice to make the layer thicker
  5. Sprinkle gold/silver/Hirame/Seikin powders
  6. Coat by Urushi
  7. Burnish
  8. Polish
  • Charcoal powder: Show a soft feeling
  • Silver powder: Feel solid
    Tsukegaki Maki-e
  1. Spread Urushi lacquer thickly
  2. Sprinkle gold powder
  3. Gold powders sink due to thick urushi
  4. Do Togidashi
  5. Gold powders shine
  6. Polish

[Description]
Name:Firefly on Reed #55
Maki-e Artist:Mokuren
Technique:Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Origin:Kyoto, Japan
Nib:21K Gold with 24K Gold plating
Nib size:Medium
(If you prefer a broad nib, please let us know.)
Size:21mm(Dia.) x 172mm
weight:56g
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Others:AGJ Original Design Maki-e