The only mythical creature included in the Chinese Zodiac was the Dragon which had several roles, including messenger of the Gods, master of the elements and guide to human beings. The Chinese lacquering is a masterpiece of craftsmanship: the body of the pen is given several coats, first red then black. The result is a truly dramatic contrast as the fire-red dragon seems to explode out of an infinity of intense black.
The Geneva company is one of the very few Western manufacturers to master this ancient technique. Chinese lacquer is a natural product, derived from the resin of the "Rhus Vernicifera", that creates delicate reflections and incredibly deep colours. Chinese Lacquer is applied by hand in a succession of layers then polished many times in an exclusive process that combines traditional Chinese methods and modern technology. The mystery surrounding the colour of Chinese lacquer is even greater. Has joined with the contemporary Chinese artist, Li Qiang Sheng to create the image of the dragon and add his signature."Year of the Dragon" has been produced in a total of 888 individually numbered pieces since 8 is considered a lucky number in China. The pen fills via cartridge or converter. (Caran d'Ache converter is included).
The pen has an ergonomic metal writing grip. The concerned pen has been previously inked and used. It comes just with the matching display w.
Ooden box covered in glossy, screen-printed black lacquer. Dimensions: 19.5 x 10.2 x 6.8 cm. And papers (Owner's Guide book & International Guarantee, Certificate of Authenticity China Lacquer).
As well as the inner lining come in quite poor condition. The outer packaging is missing. Thank you for your cooperation in making my service efficient and relatively free of risk.
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