The Metropolitan Museum of Art Golden Bamboo Ballpoint Pen

Metropolitan Museum of Art
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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
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


  • 5 3/8 inches long
  • 1/2 inches across (a chunky pen)
  • Weight: 1 oz (a medium weight pen)

Made in Taiwan