Morici Pen chests a least for the eyes!

Written by Catherine on Friday 12 February 2021 in Leather and desk

A little frivolous, but stylish and incredibly stunning! Morici pen cases are a feast for the eyes: real wood, high-gloss lacquer, flawlessly lacquered, beautiful colors, with lovely scent, and marquetry at its best. Morici combines contemporary technology with the utmost craftsmanship, resulting in particular pen chests.

The interior of the pen box, is covered with a thick, beige-colored Alcantara fabric. The large box has ten fixed slots on the bottom and one removable tray for ten pens. It can store any large pen! I've tried them all. (Except for a Danitrio Yokozuna but that is a massive pen.)

Size of the pen slots (l x w x h) large box
Tray: 195 x 22 x 25mm 
Bottom: 205 x 22 x 25mm

If you don't have pens like Namiki Emperor or Danitrio Genkai in your collection, the smaller box may be the pencil case you need. The bottom layer (bottom of the box) can hold 9 pens of 160mm, such as Pilot Custom 823, Leonardo Grande, Nakaya cigar, Eboya large, Namiki Yukari Royal, and others. The top drawer fits 9 pens up to 145mm such as Montblanc 149, Pelikan 1000, Platinum # 3776, Leonardo, Namiki Yukari, Danitrio Hyotan, ... The Venezia II is more compact and as beautiful as its larger brother.

Size of the pen slots (l x w x h) smaller case
Tray: 145 x 20 x 25mm
Bottom: 160 x 20 x 25mm

You can choose these boxes with a glass or wooden lid. We have two colors in stock: cannaregio (blue green) and rialto (multi colored.)


Namiki Rakucho and Cherry Blossoms

Written by Catherine on Tuesday 29 December 2020 in Japanese pens

Namiki Emperor Rakucho and Cherry Blossom. The Rakucho is a mythical bird in an imaginary paradise singing love songs. They are mostly depicted as a colorful pair as a symbol of eternal love.

Birds of paradise are not imaginary. They only occur in the jungle of New Guinea and surrounding islands. They stand out for their incredibly colorful and extravagant plumage with exceptionally long tails, colored threads, veils, and fans. They are tough to spot, these polygamous birds. And they appear to be great singers too.

The barrel and cap are made in sakuragawa or cherry bark created with Oh-Hi-Nuri. Underneath the cherry bark, you can discover abalone shells at the top and bottom of the pen. The petals of the cherry blossom are inlaid with mother-of-pearl, colored and polished to a refined finish.

The Rakucho and Cherry Blossom theme was presented in a Namiki-Dunhill limited edition in 1996. Only 100 copies were made at the time.

In official photos, the pen appears to be light anthracite gray, but it is glossy and dark towards the black in reality. The colorful birds seem to blend into the background, but they show their full color and elegance once in view. The birds are depicted with refined brushstrokes and beautiful transitioning color blends.

Artist Masahiro Yamada signed for The Namiki Emperor Rakucho and Cherry Blossom, and it joined the Namiki Emperor pen collection in November 2020.


Sailor Taki-to-Hotaru or Fireflies everywhere!

Written by Catherine on Tuesday 29 September 2020 in Japanese pens

Lampyridae is a family of small beetles in the Coleoptera order with over 2000 different species. They are soft-bodied, nocturnal, winged insects commonly called fireflies or lightning bugs because of their very conspicuous use of bioluminescence during twilight to attract mates or prey. The firefly is a very well known symbol of Summer in Japan. The Sailor Taki-to-Hotaru is an unexpected fifth pen in the Taki-to-Shizen series featuring a summer evening with a crescent moon in mother of pearl shining over the waterfall. Several fireflies are enlightened in the reed, creating a magical path for prey and mates. Limited edition of 38 pcs worldwide! Reserve yours now; we'll have a few in stock!


Namiki Emperor Shijin Limited Edition

Written by Catherine on Saturday 19 September 2020 in Japanese pens

The "Shijin", traditional figures in Chinese mythology, are represented by four sacred animals, guardians of the four cardinal directions in Feng Shui art. Each "Shijin" is associated with a symbolic color and an element that makes up the natural world : wood, metal, fire, and water. The Namiki Emperor Shijin limited edition 2020 is arriving in October. It brings good luck and good fortune!  Only 99 pieces for the world, only one for Sakura Gallery. 


Pilot Capless Link Black limited edition

Written by Catherine on Saturday 12 September 2020 in Japanese pens

 The Capless Link Black, the 2020 limited edition, goes even further in total look black. Riding on the revival of Milanese mesh in watchmaking, it has adopted Italian elegance with its body engraved with the legendary mesh's motives coming back on luxury watches' bracelets. A satin black engraved body, a matte black clip, and black satin trims.



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