Namiki Emperor Chinkin Dragon
The Namiki Emperor Chinkin Dragon is an extraordinary work by master Maki-e artist Yasuji Sumi. Each pen is finished in meticulous hand chinkin technique in a process that can require up to a year.
Our complimentary nib tuning and optional nib customizations personalize the writing experience to your own individual preferences, but collectors wishing to receive the pen uninked and the nib unadjusted can indicate this in the notes when ordering.
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The Dragon is one of the most ubiquitous and iconic images in Japanese art, and the motif realized here emphasizes the fierce and powerful nature of this noble and protective creature. Multiple chinkin layers and a liberal use of gold powder bring this remarkable portrait to life. Note the range of marks, including dots, lines and sweeps, each one hand inscribed into the barrel and cap. Such careful hand work is exceptional in this digital world.
More than just a unique work of art in its own right, the Namiki Emperor Chinkin Dragon can also serve as a superb everyday writing instrument. The high capacity eyedropper filing system allows for the use of any bottled fountain pen ink, and the 18k solid gold nib can provide for a spectacular writing experience, particularly when adjusted in our workshop to your own personal writing preferences.
Each pen ships in a specially crafted presentation box which includes an artist's signature card and a complimentary bottle of blue bottled ink. We are an authorized Namiki dealer.
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