Rare 18K 750 Gold S. T. Dupont Line Ligne 2 Red Chinese Lacquer EggShell by Bologna Maki-e Lighter
Rare Goldplated S. T. Dupont Ligne 2 Lighter
Second Generation Eggshell Ligne 2
Red Chinese Lacquer
Model: Egg Shell, Maki-e art.
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 was manufactured 1986
Limited Edition. Hard to find
DIMENSIONS: 62mm x 36mm x 11mm
The lighter is fully serviced and ready for use. It's coming with the box (from the last photos)