Pelikan Chinkin M800 Cherry Blossom and Autumn Leaves Limited Edition Set
Maki-e and Chinkin are the most representative techniques of ornamental lacquerware.
In maki-e designs are drawn with lacquer using a brush. Then gold foil, gold and silver powder are sprinkled or stuck onto the design.
Chinkin is the technique of decorating lacquerware by carving the designs into the lacquered surface using a sharp chisel, and then gold foil and powder is inlayed into the carved design.
The Cherry Blossom and Autumn Leaves fountain pens combine a harmonious blend of the art of Japanese maki-e and chinkin techniques of decorating with the excellent craftsmanship the house of Pelikan draws from over 170 years of tradition and technology in the production of excelling writing instruments.
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.
Only 250 numbered sets of the Cherry Blossom and Autumn Leaves fountain pens were released world-wide. Each fountain pen is equipped with an 18 carat, two-tone gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box made of paulownia wood.
The Pelikan Chinkin Cherry Blossom and Autumn Leaves set of two fountain pens was released in 2008.