COMPLETE COLLECTION OF 12 CHINESE ZODIACS PENS PILOT VEST FIRST EDITION ~1992

  • COMPLETE COLLECTION OF 12 CHINESE ZODIACS PENS PILOT VEST FIRST EDITION ~1992
    Condition: Used
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    Price: $30,000.00 Buy It Now Best Offer: Make Offer
    Shipping: $150.0
    Location: France
Specifications: Pen Type: Fountain; Brand: Pilot; Country/Region of Manufacture: Japan;

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You are bidding on an extremely rare

Maki-E SET
(12 pieces)
CHINESE ZODIAC
PILOT Vest


Early 1990s
12 Fountain Pens


PILOT (NAMIKI) CHINESE ZODIAC SET OF 12 MAKI-E PENSTwelve maki-e pens depicting the traditional signs of the Chinese zodiac: Rat, Ox, Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Sheep, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Boar, in a variety of lacquer techniques, each signed mint, in twelves boxes with ink bottles, and leaflet, and card outer box. No limitation stated, but uncommon as a set.
In the history of Namiki, 2 versions of zodiac fountain pens were made in the past and present.  The original version was made of ebonite and decorated with taka maki-e (high relief lacquer and some jim-maki-e (gold dust lacquering), more light weight, flat top and bottom. Legendary artists who had made these earlier  fountain pens include:

- Kyusai Yoshida 吉田久斋 (Pig, Rabbit, Ram)

- Hyakusen Murata 村田百川(Rooster,Snake, Ox)

- Masaru Hayashi 林胜(Dog, Monkey, Horse,Tiger)

- Yasunori Sakamoto 坂本康则(Dragon, Rat).

This collection was discontinued since 2007-2008 and replaced by a newer edition of zodiac  collection made of metallic brass (kintai);  heavier and a little more expensive. The oriental zodiac is a milestone collaborative work by Namiki's leading maki-e artists of the early 1990s. Rare as a set


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