Lot 564 of 594:
PLATINUM Maki-e PHEASANT & MT. FUJI Fountain Pen by SHOZAN  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$2,700
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
PLATINUM: Pheasant and Mount Fuji Maki-e Fountain Pen by Shozan

Author:
Platinum

Place:
Japan

Publisher:

Date:
1930s

Description:
Balance-form fountain pen with captop design similar to Namiki's "R model" format, with 14K rolled gold Platinum arrow clip and peaked black cabochon. Decorated in hiramaki-e with a pheasant and stream under Mount Fuji. Lever-filler. 132mm. Huge 14K gold No. 5 Best Point heart-vent nib, very flexible. Signed by Shozan Sato (born 1897, joined Namiki in 1930). The quality of work is comparable to Shozan's work for Namiki, and the captop design anticipates Namiki's postwar designs, a rare instance Namiki catching up to a rival penmaker's innovations. Excellent condition, slightest rubs to cap band, a superior Platinum creation.
 
-Murakami, Tomihiro. Dunhill-Namiki and Lacquer Pens. [Sakura City: 2002], p. 60.

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Item number:
296951
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