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Auction: Fine Pens
was auctioned on: 19 July 2018
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Vintage Dunhill-Namiki Yukari maki-e Goldfish FP, rare, 1930s

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Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000
Price realised:  US$6,600
Lot number 329, Views: 60

Large Yukari-size balance-form maki-e fountain pen, lever-filler, ball-ended gold-plated clip engraved "Dunhill". 140mm. Large 18K gold No. 20 Dunhill-Namiki oval-vent nib, broad, no flex. Depicts a goldfish in low-relief takamaki-e on a black urushi field. Unsigned. Vintage Dunhill-Namiki pens in the Yukari size are seldom seen, particularly with maki-e ornamentation. Fine condition, light rubs to lacquer, small rubbed spot to goldfish decoration. -Murakami, Tomihiro. Dunhill-Namiki and Lacquer Pens . [Sakura City: 2002], p. 67: "The lacquer pen with No. 20 nib only has small quantities. Almost all the pens with the No. 20 nib are simple black lacquer pens."

Informations about the auction
Auction house: PBA Galleries
Title: Fine Pens
Date of the auction: 19 Jul 2018
Address: PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
94109 San Francisco, CA
United States
[email protected] · +1 (0)415 9892665 · +1 (0)415 9891664

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