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Namiki Emperor Owl Fountain Pen



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Namiki Emperor Owl Fountain Pen
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In the Japanese culture, the owl, or “Fukuro”, means luck and protection from hardship or suffering. The Namiki Emperor Owl is yet another outstanding masterpiece from Namiki. Using ebonite as its base, the Rankaku Maki-e is used to design both the owls on the pen and the Raden technique is used to embed the eyes of the owls making them sparkle. A layer of clear urushi lacquer is then used to protect the surface of the pen giving it a glossy polish. The Rankaku artwork is simply outstanding. The amount of attention paid to the details in order to form the shape of the owl using the shells is As mentioned earlier, two owls can be seen on the pen- one rested on the tree looking out for its prey while the other one swooping down for the kill. With the black lacquer as the background, it perfectly portrays the ability of the owl to hunt even in the dark. Among the leaves, the name of the artist can be found. Much
extravagance is given to the pen with the sprinkling of gold dust on most parts of the pen. The nib of the pen is a duotone 18K nib. The Rankaku technique is a unique method whereby the motifs are designed using the powder or small pieces of quail shells. They are fixed into the lacquer and later coated with another layer of lacquer. The layer of lacquer is then burnished to reveal the design of the pen. The Raden technique, on the other hand, is a technique whereby the stratum of various shells like turban, trumpet, and ear shaped shells etc. are peeled into thin layers. Then they are cut into small pieces before being coated with urushi lacquer to hold them in place. The urushi is then burnished to create a finish.

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