After the Dragon in 2012, the 2013 is the year of the Snake.
888 fountain pens
2013 is the year of the Snake.
Cap and body are covered in genuine chinese lacquer, hand applied in several successive layers.
The gold snake sinuously wraps itself around the pen's cap and body; its curves, emphasized by the the deepness of the black lacquer, shine with subtle flashes of light.
Two snakes appear also on the golden grip, engraved by laser to enrich the pen with glimmers of light.
All trims are gold plated.
18 Kt gold nib, engraved with Caran d'Ache logo and classic decoration, only available in M.
The chinese lacquer is a living and fascinating material, used since the Shan Dinasty inl XIV Century. Its technique calls for a high degree of skills and patience, a tipically Oriental virtue. Lacquer is applied by hand in a succession of fine layers and few master craftsmen of Caran d'Ache were trained in this formidably delicate process, also combining modern technology.
The Year of Snake is a piece of the Artist Collection series: limited editions, created in close collaboration with artists and craftsmen in several fields, from jewelry to sculpture.