888 fountain pens
888 rollerballsAccording to Legend, the Emperor of Jade summoned all the animals in creation to a mysterious meeting, promising them a special reward; but only 12 animals came.
The Emperor then gave their name to all years from then on, in the order of their arrival.
2022 is the year of the Tiger, that on Chinese Zodiac symbolizes boldness, power and seduction; it will foster courage and determination throughout the year.
Continuing the collection inspired to the Chinese Zodiac, Caran d’Ache, Maison de Haute Ecriture, has created a new, prestigious writing instrument in only 888 pieces, because 8 is considered a lucky number in China, ensuring prosperity and balance in life.
Cap and body are covered in genuine chinese lacquer, hand applied in several successive layers, due to the purest tradition known since 1400 BC (Shang Dinasty).
The top coat is gently polished, giving the pen the brilliant deep reflections of a jewel.
At the end, with exquisite finesse and precision, the rat is engraved by hand, while retaining the integrity of the lacquered surface, and colored with blue Chinese lacquer; an elegant contrast with the deep black.
The design represents a tiger, ready to jump, with the body lowered and a paw stretched forward.
The same design is also reproduced on the grip section of the pen, gold plated like all the trims.
18 Kt gold nib, engraved with Caran d'Ache logo and classic decoration, only available in M.
Cartridge/converter filling system.
The Chinese lacquer is a living and fascinating material, used since the Shan Dinasty inl XIV Century BC. Its technique calls for a high degree of skills and patience, a tipically Oriental virtue.
Entirely executed by hand, the meticulous successive applications of fine layers of lacquer require infinite patience.
Each pen comes in a luxury black lacquered box, with authencity certificate for the Chinese lacquer and Caran d'Ache's international lifetime warranty.
The pen is made on request: therefore it's available in approx 15 days from order.
length, capped: mm. 138,4
without cap: mm. 125