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DUNHILL-NAMIKI: A Japanese Namiki Emperor Maki-e lacquer 'Turtle' fountain pen,

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Estimate: £45,000 - £55,000
ca. US$71,147 - US$86,957
Price realised:  n. a.
Lot number 118, Views: 24

signed by the Maki-e master Michifumi Kawaguchi, limited edition numbered, end of pen in gold lettering 13/25 dunhill NAMIKI JAPAN, released in 2010, the cap with a swimming turtle and two tiny fish, the barrel with two yellow fish and other tiny fish swimming through coral, with a small turtle emerging from the sea bed, the ground with speckles of mother of pearl. Nib marked dunhill NAMIKI 18K-750. Contained in a black lacquered fitted box, the top with silver "ALFRED DUNHILL," together with a pipette for filling the pen and pen pouch, length of pen 17.6cm, dimensions of box 30 x 30 x 9.2cm.

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Bonhams London
Title: Distinguished Designs and Post War Silver, including The dunhill Collection of Namiki Pens
Date of the auction: 30 Nov 2011
Address: Bonhams London
London, Knightsbridge Montpelier Street Knightsbridge London SW7 1HH Tel: +44 20 7393 3900 Fax : +44 20 7393 3905 [email protected]