Pelikan Limited Edition Koi Makie Fountain Pen
The colourful fish from Japan called Koi are not only revered for their beauty; they are intrinsically tied to Japanese culture. Every Japanese child knows the story of a Koi that battled its way up a waterfall in order to become a dragon, and that’s why these fish are a symbol for endurance, strength, and the determination to reach your goal, even if you had to overcome countless obstacle to finally make it. With immense love for details, the artist drew the Koi and their habitat on this stupendous fountain pen.
The result is a masterpiece that combines German craftsmanship, based on over 175 years of tradition & technology, with superior Japanese Maki-e painting techniques. For the Pelikan Maki-e fountain pen Koi, the elaborate Kaga Togidashi-Taka Maki-e technique was used.
Each fountain pen in individually numbered and signed by the artist. This series is limited to only 88 pieces worldwide. Every model is equipped with an 18 carat, bi-colour gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box made of Paulownia wood.
Pelikan is a Malaysian company that manufactures fountain pens in Germany and Spain as well as other writing, office and art equipment. Credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method, the original company was founded in Hanover in 1832 before it went bankrupt and restarted. Pelikan A.G. is now a Malaysian owned, Swiss incorporated subsidiary of Pelikan International.
The notable history of Pelikan began with the model “100” and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company’s distinctive styling.
Pelikan is notable adherence to tradition in pen manufacturing, preserving the then innovative methods and styles of its founding company. Pelikan’s newer lines of re-released pens have deviated very little except to vary the sizes and coatings. It still manufactures many pens using cellulose acetate, instead of the more modern plastics used by most other major pen makers.