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PILOT-NAMIKI Goldfish and Water Weeds Maki-e Pen by SHOBI  

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PILOT-NAMIKI: Goldfish and Water Weed Takamaki-e Fountain Pen, Balance Form, Signed by Shobi





Balance form maki-e fountain pen, eyedropper filler, small ownership initials engraved, ball-ended gold-plated Pilot clip. 124mm. 14K gold no. 1 Warranted Pilot oval-vent nib, medium flex, marked "Made in Japan". Depicts a goldfish and water weeds in subtle takamaki-e. Signed by Shobi Makizawa (born 1880, pupil of Shosai, staff of Iwate Prefectural Technical High School in 1905, one of six charter members of Namiki's Kokkokai council of artists). Excellent condition.
-Murakami, Tomihiro. Dunhill-Namiki and Lacquer Pens. [Sakura City: 2002], p. 59. See also p.20 for a very similar example by Koho, with Murakami's comment: "It takes time and expense to complete... this small goldfish that is only about 3 cm long and is technically more difficult than larger sizes." 

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