Sailor Shika to Gekkou - Deer in Moonlight * Sailor Maki-e

Art Maki-e
Brand Sailor
Collect. Animals in Moonlight
Name Deer in Moonlight 1
Lim. Edit. #50
Artist Ikki Moroike
Technique Togidashi Taka Maki-e
Material Ebonite, urushi, 24kt gold, silver, MOP
Nib 21kt gold M of B
Filling cartridge, convertor
Length 153 mm
Diameter 18mm
Weight 34gr
Packaging pawlonia box


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€ 4 400,00


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'The proud Antler Stag stands tall in the moonlit forest. Al is calm beneath the light of the Silvery Moon.'

Sailor is pleased to announce a new series of limited edition maki-e fountain pens entitled 'Dobutsu to Gekkou' or 'Animals in the Moonlight.' The first model in this series by artist Ikki Moroiki is titled 'Shika to Gekkou' or 'Antler Stag in Moonlight.' The pen comes in a pawlonia box with pen kimono, 2 cartridges, convertor, polishing cloth, and certificates.

This piece of art is executed in Togidashi Taka Makie with mother of pearl and a touch of raden for the eyes of the deer. The round moon is one big spot of mother of pearl dusted with silver powder to evoke nightly fog. The background of the pen is matt and has a slight ishime structure. At first sight, it looks black, but with changing light, it turns dark green! The reliëf stands out, giving the imaginary forest a certain depth and the visible logs and antlers of the deer are raised almost three-dimensionally.

The Moon has many influences on life on Earth, and Wildlife has adapted to its many effects. Moonlight itself has always fascinated humankind, and its unique artistic impressions have been well documented over time.

The artist Ikki Moroiki-san was born in 1962 in Ishikawa prefecture in Japan. After graduating from high school in 1980, he served his apprenticeship with Mr. Ikkou Kiyose, a famous Maki-e artist living in Kanazawa. He completed his time with Mr. Kiyose in 1986 and started his own business in Kaga city.

He joined the exhibition of Kanazawa Lacquer Arts and Crafts from 1986 and won the top honor three times. At the Exhibition of Yamanaka Lacquer Art Craft Maki-e, his five crafts were selected to be lifetime awards in Yamanaka town I Ishikawa prefecture. He has been awarded the top honor four times so far from the Exhibition of Yamanaka Lacquer Art Craft Maki-e. His craft was selected at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Lacquer Art Craft for the first time in 1988. In 1994, his craft was exhibited at the exhibition of Japanese Traditional Lacquer Art Craft and was bought by the Imperial Household Agency. His craft was selected at the Exhibition of Japanese Traditional Art Craft for the first time in 1996 and h was embraced as a regular member of the Japanese Art Crafts Association in 1999.

He is now a member of the following associations:

  • Japanese art craft association
  • Kanazawa lacquer work association
  • Kanazawa lacquer art craft association
  • Kanazawa lacquer art craft industry and commerce cooperative association
  • Kaga art association
  • Yamanaka lacquer art craft maki-e association

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