Namiki Limited Edition 2021 Emperor Coral Maki-e Fountain Pen, the latest addition to the Namiki Limited Edition Emperor. The amazingly beautiful artwork featured on this fountain pen was designed by Seiki Chida of the well-knowned Kokkokai group.
The barrel artwork was designed using the traditional Maki-e lacquer work, Chinkin gold and silver inlay techniques, and stunning mother-of-pearl Raden elements. The Coral has a classical Emperor vest-type body style and is enhanced with a traditional 18-karat gold, rhodium plated nib featuring the iconic silhouette of Mount Fuji.
In Japan, Coral is a special birthstone for the month of March and is a traditional 35th wedding anniversary gift, “The Coral Anniversary”. Coral has lived for thousands of years and is often regarded as a good luck charm.
Coral is a meaningful symbol of life, luck and protection. Coral reefs are magnificent ecosystems for underwater life that affect more than our oceans. These beautiful reefs also protect the world’s coastal areas by reducing waves’ force.
Each 99 Coral fountain pens are presented in a limited edition, black case with a serial plate, paired with a limited edition bottle of black ink. The cap of the ink bottle is adorned with a compass which matches the design on the fountain pen barrel.
It takes many months to expertly handcraft each Coral pen and there are only 99 available worldwide, available in Medium or Broad nib sizes.