Object of desire and Auction Results

13th December, 2015
Red laqcuer Namiki pen, estimate €59,000-€85,000

One of only 1,500 in existence, this red lacquer Namiki pen will go to a connoisseur with deep pockets.

With Namiki, detail is everything, their ink bottle (still in production) has an inner inkwell to keep the nib steady during filling and also to allow almost the last few drops of ink to be taken into a pen.

Only the best artists were permitted to work in red lacquer, this example being the work of Shogo...

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