Among lacquer techniques developed to the highest degree in Japan is the use of gold and silver in powdered form, either mixed in to form gold or silver lacquer or sprinkled over lacquered surface to create a graduated gold or silver effect. The resultant works often display great subtlety and delicacy, and maki-e (gold or silver) lacquer is one of the supreme achievements of Japanese decorative art.
Lacquer surface decoration, especially with gold, was refined to the highest level in Japan. In the Museum’s collection is an elegant black and gold covered lacquer box decorated with stylised bamboo and birds. The stunning pattern of our ballpoint pen design is adapted from the original box. Ballpoint, black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip. Twist action. Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay. 5 1/4”L. Gift boxed. Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill.
Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay. Refillable. Uses Schmidt P900 or standard Parker refill. Twist action Ballpoint Black ink, medium point type, 1mm tip. Gift boxed. 5 1/4”L