Lot 188 of 412:
DUNHILL-NAMIKI Goldfish Maki-e Fountain Pen, 1930s  

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Lot closed - unsold
Estimate:
$2,500 - $3,500

Title:
Goldfish Takamaki-e Fountain Pen, Balance Form, Unsigned

Author:
Dunhill-Namiki

Place:
Japan

Publisher:

Date:
1930s

Description:
Balance form maki-e fountain pen, lever-filler, ball-ended gold-plated Dunhill clip. 135mm. 14K gold No. 3 Dunhill-Namiki heart-vent nib, slight flex, marked "Made in Japan". Depicts a goldfish in lightly-raised takamaki-e. Unsigned. Fine condition, surface wear not affecting maki-e decoration, lever protrudes a bit indicating sac needs replacement.
 
-Murakami, Tomihiro. Dunhill-Namiki and Lacquer Pens. [Sakura City: 2002], p.20: "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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Item number:
311329
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