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Pilot Lovebird Antique Fountain Pen
Lovebirds have always been a favourite for many nature enthuasists because of its graceful composure. In this antique Pilot Lovebird Antique Fountain Pen of FD model, the Lovebird (also known as Rakucho Bird
) is intricately created using high relief taka-makie
technique and jim makie
with gold trimmings.
A design made by Ei Tagawa 田川栄 c. 1980s, it remain relevant into the 90s when Namiki make a similar design with a Namiki clip and subsequently discontinued around year 2003. The Pilot Lovebird Fountain Pen comes in an original cloth Pilot box and even the JPY150,000 price label. It is fitted with a 18kt Medium nib and uses a con20 converter.
About Pilot Pen
The Pilot Pen Corporation was founded by Ryosuke Namiki with Masao Wada in 1918 under the name of the Namiki Manufacturing Company. Pilot Fountain Pen is well known globally as the best Japanese pen manufacturer producing fine writing instruments and stationery and to some extent, jewellery.
Being the largest pen manufacturer in Japan, many Pilot Fountain Pens are produced purely for the usage of domestic market. However, some premium range of limited edition, special editions were open for international markets.
Known for its Japanese maki-e fountain pens, Pilot Fountain Pen is widely recognized as the leader in luxury Japanese lacquer pens among many other Japanese maki-e pen brands in Japan. Pilot Fountain Pens are excellent in choices of nibs and the quality of rollerballs and ball pens.
On special occasions, like Pilot’s anniversary, Limited Edition Pens and Special Edition maki-e Pilot Anniversary Pens were produced to mark the milestone of the company’s journey. These are the highest in quality and usually made to pay homage to Japanese unique culture and heritage.