Fist Eggshell Maki-E Art S. T. Dupont Ligne 2 Limited Edition Lighter
Very Rare and Colectible S. T. Dupont Ligne 2 Lighter
First Prototype! No Serial number
Produced only 300 Pieces
Antique ftom 1979
DIMENSIONS: 62mm x 36mm x 14mm
The lighter was handly lacquer by Maki-E Master.
Тhe name of the art is called maki-e
Maki-e is a distinctive Japanese lacquerware technique that is said to have developed around 1200 years ago. It involves using a fine brush to paint a picture with lacquer on the surface of a vessel, and then sprinkling gold powder on the surface before it dries, creating a design. The word maki means to sprinkle and e means picture. There are various styles including togidashi maki-e, hira maki-e, and taka maki-e.
This technique is also known outside of Japan as about four hundred years ago, large amounts were exported to mainly Europe.
Besides creating designs with gold or silver powder atop a lacquer background, maki-e can also be used in conjunction with other techniques such as raden (decorative seashell work), gold and silver inlay, and rankaku (eggshell inlay).
The lighter is fully serviced and ready for use.
No Box and papers