For the first time in writing instruments history, a Pelikan is made eleven individual and a set of unqiue maki-e fountain pens. It will be the ONLY ONE such function pen globally.
These One (Unique) Pelikan maki-e fountain pen will be up for auction in October 2012.
This is not a US or Europe only auction, but an an international auction that allows collectors all over the world to bid for a truly Unique (One) Collection. For each fountain pen will have its individual auction except for the one and only set in the collection. The Chinkin Four Seasons, will be auction as a set of four pens.
While some of the theme might not be new, each design is fresh and will be adapted into a Pelikan series.
Pelikan guarantees that these precise fountain pens in this Unique Collection have never been part of a Pelikan-Collection and will never become one.
The maki-e artisan painted the unique design on either the Souveran M800 or in the largest size, M1000. Like all top grade maki-e pens, the artisan will sign on the pens, also know as "Kao", and in red color,
For the Maki-e Unique Collection 2012, we have chosen 15 unique pieces, created by renowned Maki-e artists in Japan.
Sadly, like all the Pelikan Maki-e Limited Edition, the fountain comes with Pelikan standard 18 carat gold nib. This Unique (One) Collection is no exception. It only comes in nib size M.
Unlike Namiki maki-e pen, little is known about the Pelikan maki-e artisan. It will boost collectors confidence if Pelikan can share the profile of their maki-e artisan.
Unique One Collection Fountain Pen are as follows:
- N° 1: Snow Crystal
- N° 2: Morning Glory
- N° 3: Chinkin - Four Seasons (Set)
- N° 4: Maki-e Toledo
- N° 5: Pelicans in Japan
- N° 6: Eight Tools
- N° 7: September Morning in Japan
- N° 8: New Year (Gold)
- N° 9: New Year (Black)
- N° 10: Samurai
- N° 11: Ocean Mystery
- N° 12: Byakko (White Tiger)
Hmmm..... Will there is a Unique Collection 2013?
We think this is a rich men game.