Graf von Faber Castell Limited Edition POY 2016 Chinese Lacquer Panel Fountain Pen
Chinese Lacquer Inspiration
Graf von Faber Castell Pen Of The Year 2016 is an inspiration of Chinese Lacquer Panel from the “Vieux-Laque” Room of Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna. Combining a touch of Asia with German sophisticated master craftsmanship, this limited edition reminiscent Austria’s beloved Empress Maria Theresa. Graf von Faber Castell Pen Of The Year 2016 declares a love of one’s husband as it was inspired by Empress Maria Theresa‘s love of her late husband, Francis Stephen of Lorraine (c. 1765), that she decorated a special room at the Schönbrunn Palace with Chinese Lacquer Panel screens. The magnificent sights of these oriental art brightens a vast collection of Schönbrunn Palace till today.
Empress Maria Theresa once said that “Nothing in this world, all diamonds mean nothing to me. The only thing that gives me joy come from China, specially Lacquerware.” For this reason, the screens’ black lacquer panels painted with chinese Miaojin gold technique wre placed in panelling made from flamed maple and set with a gilded frame in 1770. Landscapes, pagodas and floral designs in delicate gold painting have been captivating visitors in the Vieux-Laque Room ever since. A symbol of Happiness, Wealth, Impermanence and Immortality.
Graf von Faber Castell Pen Of Year 2016 Gold Plated Fountain Pen is a collaboration with conservator of Vieux-Laque Room Silvia Miklin and Japanese artist Tomizo Saratani who specializes in Japanese maki-e technique. Working together, a motif was developed that is divided into three parts, yet comes together to make a whole. In a time-consuming process, the three plates were each painted black first, then polished and burnt by hand. The artist then draws the motif on the lacquer and sprinkles 24 carat gold powder in different tints on the drawing several times while it is still wet. This results in a relief that can still be perceived through additional protective lacquer works creating the characteristic look-and-feel of Hira Maki-e (flat lacquer) lacquer work.
This special edition of Graf von Faber Castell Limited Edition POY 2016 Chinese Lacquer Panel Fountain Pen is limited to 120 fountain pens worldwide only. The individually numbered writing instruments are kept in a polished, black wooden case. It includes a certificate personally signed by the master craftsman of the gemstone manufactory Herbert Stephan in Idar Oberstein attesting to the authenticity of the onyx used. Artist Tomizo Saratani also attested to the painting with 24-carat gold.
The Pen Of The Year Limited Edition Pen has carved out a special position for itself in the world of fine writing culture. The design is ired by epoch-macking works and personalities. After Catherine the Great with “Catherine Palace in St. Petersburg” and Frederick the Great with “Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna”. The fates of these three extraordinary ruling figures were very closely linked. As daughter of Emperor Karl VI and heir to the thrown, Maria Theresa took over the regency of the Hapsburg Empire in 1740. She lost the region of Silesia to the Prussian King, her life long rival, not least because of the neutrality of Catherine. In the end, however, Maria Theresa was able to ensure almost the complete territorial integrity of her monarchy.
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