The LS7 Mitsubachi (Honey Bee) was launched in 2003. It is a three dimensional, very high relief composition in pastel shades of cream, brown and gold. It shows honey bees at work producing honey over the honeycombe. There is a honey bee on the cap, two on the barrel and the Queen honeybee on the gripping section near the nib. The consummately executed design shows incredible detail of the high relief bees down to the minute details of the veins in their wings. The Honey Bee composition, to our knowledge, is novel for fountain pens.
The Maki-E artist is Shogetsu Mitani. He is famous for his work on various Japanese objects including tea containers. Some of his creations have been purchased by the Japanese government to be used for ceremonial occasions.
The LS7 Mitsubachi is the first creation of Shogetsu Mitani on fountain pens.
The Maki-E technique of the Mitsubachi is Shishiai-togidashi. It employs high relief Taka Maki-E continuously combined with Togidashi. This technique requires the highest level of skill.
There is a choice for the canvas of the Mitsubachi. The Parker Duofold Centennial, one of the most celebrated pen models of all time and the new Classic Legend full size fountain pen.
All LS designs carry the Red Seal signature of the creating artist. The Mitsubachi, bears the prestigious Red Seal signature of the artist Shogetsu Mitani. He also paints the individual limited edition number of the pen on the barrel end.
A certificate of authenticity signed by the artist, Masa Sunami and Andreas Lambrou accompanies each pen.
The LS7 Mitsubachi is official and carries the Parker Duofold warranty and after sales service. The Maki-E work is guaranteed by Classic Pens.
The pens are housed in hand made gift boxes along with a 32 page brochure which has full details and color photos of all 12 designs in the LS collection.
The LS7 Mitsubachi will be produced in just 15 pieces on the Parker Duofold Centennial and 15 pieces on the Classic Legend worldwide. Each piece is handcrafted to order. Please contact us for availability and price.
The LS7 Mitsubachi is completely handcrafted with natural precious materials. All pieces in the series conform to the same poetic theme, but each differs just enough from the others to be truly a distinctive work of Art.
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