Pelikan Souveran M1000 Maki-e Ginko & Maple LE 88 Fountain Pen – UNUSED


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Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this outstanding Pelikan Souveran M1000 Maki-e Ginko & Maples Leaves Limited Edition Fountain Pen, which comes with its large Pelikan presentation box (including outers) and information booklets. The pen has never been used and is presented in essentially as new condition. Only 88 were produced and this is number 05. The presentation box is made from Japanese Paulownia wood.



The M1000 Maki-e pens are truly stunning examples of craftsmanship, with this Ginko & Maples Leaves example being one of the most sought after editions. If you’re not familiar with Maki-e, then here’s a quick introduction. Maki-e is a Japanese lacquer painting technique which is known for it’s complexity and incredibly detailed finish. The urushi lacquer is applied in multiple layers, which have to be separately polished – the design is then hand drawn on to the surface, this is known as Togidashi-Maki-e.



A secondary technique, called Taka-Maki-e, is then used. A mix of charcoal powder and gold power is then applied,, which raises the design above the surface.



The design for this pen takes its inspiration from the traditional Autumn tones of Japan, with glittering leaves and golden splashes of colour. This pen won the ‘Best Urushi Arts Pen’ by the American magazine, Pen World.



The M1000 is a piston filling pen, so the choice here is bottled ink. It’s fitted with an 18C fine nib.



The important details are as follows…



– 18c Fine Nib


– Pelikan Piston Filling System 


– Pelikan Presentation Box



With every pen that we sell we provide a card that includes the manufacturer, model, serial / limitation number and date it was purchased from us. We do this because our customers like to have documentation showing that it’s been purchased from a trusted seller. As the Financial Times said recently in their How To Spend It publication – “izods is an e-cache of ultra fine fountain pens”.