The Legendary Double Dragon
The Maki-e Connoisseur Collection
The Connoisseur features our most exclusive and exquisite range of pens that showcase the highest level of artistry achievable in Maki-e. The pens in The Connoisseur are larger in size and have an eye dropper filling mechanism as seen in the early 20th century writing instruments. The edition size is always limited to 9 pens in each theme. The pens are equipped with large 18K Gold nibs available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad nib widths. These pens are authored by the most honored and revered artists of Japanese Maki-e Art. They are true heirlooms worthy of being handed down from generation to generation.
AP Limited Editions presents a stunning new Maki-e feature in The Legendary Double Dragon. A most unusual colour palette crafted through a very special Bokashi Nuri technique of mixing different coloured Urushi pigments with Gold sets the backdrop to depict the entire Universe.
A majestic elderly Gold Dragon features on the cap section looking down at a dynamic, young, Blue Dragon that looks up on the Barrel section of this fine writing instrument. Both dragons are crafted in the raised Taka Maki-e technique. The concept and philosophy behind this creation speaks to the cycle of life lived through legends which are complete in themselves with a beginning and end contained in one. AP Limited Editions invites you to explore the rich heritage of the enigmatic Double Dragon.