Namiki Emperor Owl
Symbolism of Wisdom
The Namiki Emperor Owl fountain pen is made of high quality ebonite and urushi lacquer and adorned with egg shell (rankaku), raden, and gold dust powder.
The Namiki Emperor Owl fountain pen pays homage to this symbol of wisdom, luck, blessing and success in japanese culture. With a design both stunning and restrained, this is a noteworthy addition to the Emperor series. As always, it provides the perfect canvas for detailed, hand finished maki-e design.
The Namiki Emperor series highly revered by pen connoisseurs for its high-end maki-e technique and the Owl showcases this beautifully. Ebonite serves as the base material and the artist uses Rankaku maki-e to handcraft the two Owls using pieces of quail eggs. Raden (mother of pearl) is inlaid to highlight the Owl’s gleaming eyes. A layer of clear urushi lacquer protects the surface of the pen and adds a lustrous polish.
There are a few other Namiki pens made in the Owl motif; the limited edition Namiki Owl Limited Edition and Namiki Yukari Royal Chinkin Owl pen are good examples.
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