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PILOT-NAMIKI Maki-e ANGEL FISH Fountain pen by GEKI, 1940s  

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$3,500 - $4,500

PILOT-NAMIKI: Angel Fish Maki-e Fountain Pen by Yoyoyama Geki, in Period Box





Black lacquer pen decorated in togidashi maki-e with a brightly-hued angel fish among water weeds. Lever-filler. 132mm. 14K gold No. 4 Warranted-Pilot heart-vent nib, medium flex. Scuffs and dings to section. Signed by Yoyoyama Geki. In period red paper over boards Pilot box. An excellent example of an "R model" postwar Pilot-Namiki pen, with edges of cap and barrel tapered, black captop and endpiece cabochons, and kikuza clip attached to the captop. These early postwar examples are increasingly difficult to find, particularly with such fine ornamentation. Excellent condition.
-Murakami, Tomihiro. Dunhill-Namiki and Lacquer Pens. [Sakura City: 2000], p. 74. "It is rare to find this type of lacquer pen on the market like the ones manufactured before the war, and they are highly valued due to their scarcity."

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