DUNHILL NAMIKI, maki-e lacquer pen decorated with pagoda in a wooded landscape, executed in iroe-hira-taka maki-e with oki-birame,aogai inlay and Mura Nishiji and 14 -karat band ( c. 1930 ). NAMIKI lacquer over sterling silver, one of the rarest maki-e pens ( c. 1927-1935 ). WATERMAN # 12 - 1/2 eyedropper pen in black hard ruber , with japanese made Hiramaki-e and Tka-maki-e overlay. Note that the imprint area was left untouched. Acordind to what had been refered to me when I bought this pen, it belonged to an American lady who when travelling to Japan in hollidays in the beginning of the twenty century , became in love with this kind of ancient japanese art and comissioned a Lacquer artist to do this work on her pen!
Detail of the imprinted barrel area without the lacquer work!
Detail of the nice takamaki-e and heavy hiramaki-e with kirikane. A wonderful work made certainly by a lacquer master who didn´t sign his work.
Detail of the Waterman's # 2 gold nib
Next six photos: details of the nice lacquer work over silver. I didn´t clean the pen in order to prevent any damage over that lacquer work and also to keep the natural patina.
Detail of the # 2 PILOT gold nib.
Next three photos: Details of the wonderful lacquer work .