[Sold] Golden Retriever – hand-painted fountain pen


This painting would be magnificent on a massive canvas hanging above a huge fireplace. On a fountain pen it is well nigh miraculous. Zelna le Roux has managed to include this gorgeous golden retriever, with its silky soft coat and gentle eyes, its tennis ball, the carpet it is lying on, not to mention the stonework surrounding a roaring fire. And that is just on the barrel.

On the cap she has painted a warm lampshade on a rustic stand, a statuette of a buck with antlers, a delicate vase and an antique clock. And something else I have just noticed: as you turn the pen, the dog’s eyes change from relaxed to alert and curious! On a miniature canvas!! We are not kidding when we say our motto is: “We operate at the interface between art and magic.” And Zelna is definitely a magician.

Some more background on the process: We created the blank which Zelna then painted. Once she had completed her artwork, we coated it in a layer of clear resin so as to allow the ultimate owner to carry and use this art on a daily basis without it getting scratched or damaged. We also added a grip section in a glossy black colour, then did a final shaping, polishing and buffing. Finally we will tune the nib once the new owner has chosen the nib width they would prefer. The end product is a portable, functional, one-of-a kind work of art.

This particular pen has a bronze section ring, and a medallion embedded in the cap finial which has our logo in bronze.


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.