[Sold] Bird of Paradise – original art fountain pen


This original work of art by Lisa Strachan (@lisa.strachan) is bursting with colour and energy. Lisa is such a versatile artist, switching from fine-line botanic art to paintings of sea urchins to watercolours of feathers which look so life-like it takes several minutes to work out that they are not real, to this wild and vibrant depiction of the Strelitzia.

Also known as the Bird of Paradise or Crane Flower, the Strelitzia with its striking orange and blue flowers is a common ornamental plant in Southern California and is even the official flower of Los Angeles. We have one of these plants flowering in our garden where it attracts a variety of birds including the Malachite Sunbird with its iridescent plumage and very long beak that Lisa has painted in a subtle yet unmistakable outline. (Please swipe to the 5th photo to see it.)

This pen has a sterling silver ring in the section and our logo medallion embedded in the cap’s finial.


Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

The Jabulani model


This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,6″) narrowing to a 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is ever-so-slightly rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s elegance.


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  148 5,8 
Length (pen only no cap) 136  5,3 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,5  0,4 
Section length 25  10 
Cap thread 14  0,5 

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.

More information on this model is available here.