Dunhill Namiki Pilot Pen 1925-1930
Pilot Sakura pen Grade A
This particular Pilot Sakura Pen belongs to one of the rarest piece of Art: Maki-e Pen made by Pilot Pen company, the same company that made Namiki Pens as well as Dunhill Namiki Pens.
This particular piece is pre 1930s and is in excellent ++ condition. The lacquer work is not signed as many of the early pieces were not and should not retract from the enjoyment of this wonderful piece.
It does feature a wonderful collage of Sakura blossoms, the cherry blossoms, in various colors and techniques. There is silver lacquer, orange, yellow/gold, red as well as raden that used to make this pend dance and come alive. This is a true piece of art. The pen features a flat top design which was usually found in the earlier pens. It has the correct “Pilot” clip with the original early “N” lever. It works flawlessly. This Pilot Pen is marked “Pilot Made in Japan” on the bottom of the barrel. This signifies that it was made for the Japanese market and was not produced for export.
The nib of this pen is an early and very rare Falcon nib in the correct number 3 size. Falcon nib was designed to be the Pilot answer for flexible nibs .This one has a cut out on the the side. These are very rare and flexible nibs. This one is no exception. Waterman has the rare “black or pink” nibs. Dunhill Namiki Pilot pens have the “falcon” nibs. This particular nib has all original intact and the pen is ready for use. The feed is an original Pilot replacement from that time.
Sakura is also known as the cherry blossom and has very important significance in Japan. The Sakura in Japan is a symbol that life is short and beautiful and as the flower, it is very short lived. It is a symbol of beauty and is the focus of the “Hanami” festivals that celebrate the beauty of the cherry blossom which give many a time to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the blooming trees. This symbol is deeply rooted in the Japanese culture and also Buddhism.
Further, provenance of this special Pilot Sakura pen will be provided to the final buyer of this piece. Please feel free to email me with any questions and I will gladly address them.
this Pilot Sakura Pen is as described and is restored with a new sac for use if desired. Sac can be removed as well if pen is is not going to be used. Price will be provided upon request. Due to extreme rarity of this Pilot Pen, please email fro additional pictures as we will not post all pictures on the website for security reasons.
RARITY *****/***** 5/5