Year of the Monkey 2016 Edition Fountain Pen   |  RRP$3,750ºº  



Year of the Monkey 2016 Edition Rollerball   |  RRP$3,550ºº   

Year of the Monkey Limited Edition

With the intelligence that comes from knowledge and the beauty that accompanies mystery, the Monkey holds a key position in the Chinese Zodiac and Chinese culture. Together with the Dragon, this mythical creature symbolises the growth of Yang and it literally takes possession of the writing instrument. The fountain pen and roller pen both yield to its embrace as it wraps tightly around the body. The “Year of the Monkey” Limited Edition naturally follows the other Zodiac Animal Editions.

The contrast of colours and materials is striking. The gold plating that forms the body of the Monkey shines out against the deep intensity of the dark but brilliant Chinese lacquer – a finish that is all the more precious because only a few Westerners have ever been given the secrets of its long, difficult preparation. The body of the pen is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, with lacquer applied in several coats, patiently dried one after another, and then the top coat is delicately polished by hand to create its fascinating sheen. The Monkey is meticulously engraved into the lacquer with exquisite precision in the smallest detail, producing the effect of natural movement in relief and incomparably enhanced with gold. The “Year of the Monkey” Edition is limited to 888 pieces, a number that is an ultimate recognition of Chinese culture