Samurai Dragons Rollerball Pen from Metropolitan Museum of Art

Samurai Dragons Rollerball Pen from Metropolitan Museum of Art

Samurai Dragons Rollerball Pen from Metropolitan Museum of Art
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Samurai swords used by Japan’s rulers are widely recognized as masterpieces of the metalworker’s art. The famous Goto school of sword-fittings makers was established in the 15th century. Later generations of Goto masters focused on small decorative sword fittings, such as the kozuka, utility knife handle, kogai, a skewerlike tool, and menuki, a pair of grip ornaments. 
Their work is characterized by painterly designs carved in high relief on a rich, black metal background, accented in gold and silver. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Samari Dragon Rollerball pen motif is taken from a sinuous dragon - a sign of good fortune - on a kozuka inscribed by Goto Mitsutaka (1722-1784), the 13th-generation Goto master, which is part of the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. The Samurai Dragons rollerball pen comes gift boxed. 
Metropolitan Museum of Art Samurai Dragon Rollerball Pen Features
Sword-fittings on samurai swords are often recognized as masterpieces of metalworker’s art
Pen motif taken from sinuous dragon, a kozuka inscribed by Goto Mitsutaka
Gold dragon depicted on rich black background
Gold-plated finishes accent retractable ballpoint pen

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Specifications
measurements: length closed: 5 3/4"; posted: 6 1/2"; weight of 1.3 oz
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