Masterpiece Eggshell S. T. Dupont Line Ligne 2 Gatsby Maki-e 18K Gold Plated Lighter
S. T. DUPONT ULTRA RARE EGGSHELL LACQUER GATSBY LIGHTER.
FIRST EGGSHELL GENERATION GATSBY - VERY LIMITED.
IMPOSSIBLE TO BE FOUND !
LIMITED EDITION - PRODUCED IN LIMITED AMOUNT OF PIECES.
THIS LIGHTER WAS MANUFACTURED IN THE EARLY 90'S.
THE LIGHTER IS FULLY SERVICED AND READY FOR USE. EXCELLENT FUNCTION - NO PROBLEMS!
IT COMES WITH ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERS (CHECK THE LAST PHOTOS).
DIMENSIONS: 56MM X 36MM X 11MM
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).