[Sold] Cirques de l’Oasis hand-painted fountain pen


The next in Hanna Farmer’s Circus series is Cirque de l’Oasis. Here, a circus that has been travelling by (steampunk) steam train through the desert, has stopped at an oasis, with pyramids and palm trees in the background. The carriages have luggage and tents and even birdcages stacked on top, while animals such as an elephant and a circus pony gallop nearby. (Hanna made it clear that in her circus there are no animals inside cages!) There is a bear riding a bicycle on a bridge; an elephant balancing on a ball while a monkey balances on the elephant’s head, all the while juggling balls in midair. A rabbit is popping up out of a top hat; a trapeze artist is swinging below a hot air balloon, which has a weathervane in the shape of a cock on its top; there is a popcorn wagon and a candy wagon; balloons in the background; hot air balloons …. the detail is mesmerising!

This pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, painted and zendoodled by Hanna then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polished, and buffed. It has a bronze cap band, section ring, and bronze logo medallion in the cap finial, and we have added a burnt orangey-red section.

Each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art, hence no-one else will ever own an identical pen.


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.