The first time that we feel many collectors might be keen is maki-e Todelo. The Pelikan Todelo is a ICON to the Pelikan fans, and it like a must for them.
The Toledo maki-e pen is the fouth pen in this year Pelikan Unique (ONE) Collection 2012. The idea of using different craft/painting technique to draw Toledo is not unique, but this year (2012) , Pelikan maki-e Toledo Unique Edition 2012 is the first such maki-e pen in the market using the tradition Japanese maki-e.
Like all the Firsts in our life, it will always significant impact and always be remembered as time past.
The "Maki-e Toledo" was created using a combination of the two complex maki-e techniques; the togidashi and taka maki-e technique.
According to Pelikan, the artisan Mushu Yamazaki-san took about a month to complete this pen, which in my option is not long time as compare to some more complex design.
|Artist:||Mr. Mushu Yamazaki|
|Based on model:||Souverän M 1000|
|Nib:||18 carat gold, size M|
|Minimum Offer:||4.500 €|
|Bidding starts:||Oct. 4th, 2012 - 2PM CEST|
|The hammer falls:||Oct. 11th, 2012 - 2PM CEST|