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Auction: Fine Pens
was auctioned on: 20 June 2019
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PILOT-NAMIKI Maki-e ANGEL FISH Fountain pen by GEKI, 1940s

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$3,500
Price realised:  US$2,400
Lot number 322, Views: 65

Black lacquer pen decorated in togidashi maki-e with a brightly-hued angel fish among water weeds. Lever-filler. 132mm. 14K gold No. 4 Warranted-Pilot heart-vent nib, medium flex. Scuffs and dings to section. Signed by Yoyoyama Geki. In period red paper over boards Pilot box. An excellent example of an "R model" postwar Pilot-Namiki pen, with edges of cap and barrel tapered, black captop and endpiece cabochons, and kikuza clip attached to the captop. These early postwar examples are increasingly difficult to find, particularly with such fine ornamentation. Excellent condition. -Murakami, Tomihiro. Dunhill-Namiki and Lacquer Pens . [Sakura City: 2000], p. 74. "It is rare to find this type of lacquer pen on the market like the ones manufactured before the war, and they are highly valued due to their scarcity."

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Fine Pens
Date of the auction: 20 Jun 2019
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
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