[Sold] Lucky Bean – hand-painted fountain pen


Lisa Strachan is a highly accomplished botanic artist who has started painting on fountain pens for Stanford Pen Studio. This first pen features Erythrina caffra, the Lucky Bean tree. The flowers are a glorious orange and the beans a bright red with a black spot in the middle. They are said to bring great luck and associated with royalty – these are the trees that were planted on the graves of Zulu kings.

We made the pen blank, Lisa painted it, then we set it in clear resin, pressurised and cured the resin, turned the final shape, polished and buffed the pen and added a Jowo nib.


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.