A lacquer technique develeoped to the highest degree in Japan is the use of gold and silver in powder form, either mixed in to form gold and silver lacquer, or springkled over the lacquer surface to create a graduated gold or silver effect. The resultant works often display great subtlety and delicacy, and make-e (gold or silver) lacquer is one of the supreme achievements of Japanese decorative art. The pen design is based on a lacquer box decorated with stylized bamboo (ca. 1800) in Museum's collection. Rogers Fund, 1921
The highlight of the pen is the smooth twist-action ballpoint system, activated by turning the tip cone. The Metropolitan Museum of Art logo appears on the cap top. Brass base metal body with gold plate accents.
Handsomely packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box. Uses the smooth writing Waterford Ballpoint refills. One refill is included, installed in the pen. Limited 1 Year Warranty.
Proceeds from the sale of this product are used to support The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
All brass construction
Japanese Golden Bamboo design cap and barrel
Gold plate trim
Packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box
Uses Parker type refills
Includes 1 Parker type ballpoint refill, installed in the pen