Pelikan M1000 Limited Edition Dragonfly Makie Fountain Pen
Pelikan M1000 Limited Edition Dragonfly Makie Fountain Pen is a masterpiece that combines the craftsmanship of Pelikan Germany based on 179 years of tradition and technology coupled with superior Japanese traditional Maki-e painting techniques. Maki-e is the art of Japanese lacquer painting and it renowned for its beauty and artistry. This distinctive and unique fountain pen was crafted and drawn using the Kaga-Togidashi-Taka-Maki-e technique.
Dragonflies are famous for their exceptional flying properties. As they fly forward and never go backwards. They are considered as a lucky symbol in Japanese mythology representing endurance and perseverance. During the age of wars in Japan, Samurai used the design of dragonflies as an ornament for their ordnance, such as armor, head protector and sword-guard.
There are five dragonflies vividly drawn on the beautiful background of the fountain pen barrel. This background depicts “Tsugigami, a traditional Japanese paper made by connecting various pieces of paper with different colours and materials.
This series is limited to an edition of 111 pieces worldwide. Each fountain pen is equipped with an 18K two-tone gold nib and is encased in a traditional Japanese pen box made of paulownia wood.
About Pelikan Pen
Pelikan is a global brand and was founded in Hanover in 1832. It is a German but Swiss-incorporated manufacturer of premium fountain pens and other writing, office and art equipments. Pelikan is also credited with the invention of the differential-piston filling method.
Pelikan “true” history began with the model “100” and the modified 100N (both fountain pens), which sparked the genesis of the company’s distinctive styling.
The modern-day range includes a popular Souverän (meaning Sovereign) line which consists of the very small M300, small M400, medium M600, large M800 and oversized M1000. A new range of large, modern pens have recently been released called ‘Toledo’, are manufactured in two sizes in Toledo in Spain. The M700 Toledo is the same size as the (new-style) M400 and the M900 is the same size as the M800.
Pelikan is also credited for making Pelikan Special Edition Pens and Pelikan Limited Edition Pens since 1993. The first was the Blue Ocean, a transparent ‘demonstrator’ version of the M800 fountain pen.
The tradition of producing several Limited Editions showing German craftsmanship was also complemented by Pelikan Special Editions which are not produced in limited number, but for a limited time.