[Sold] Lustre hand-painted fountain pen


This pen, Lustre, brings out the Gollum in me … my precioussssssss, mine, mine, MINE! However I am doing my best to be a good Hobbit and to part with this pen by making it available for sale. *blows nose into hankie*

Kseniia Nel has painted a range of patterns in tiny detail and in a very limited palette and has achieved a most remarkable effect. It is the kind of pen one will get lost in, mesmerised by the beauty and apparent simplicity, yet the more one looks the more intricacy one sees. Kseniia has used mostly black and gold, with the gold having a superb lustre, and has added touches of pale grey-blue, with dots of deeper stormy blue, and inside that tiny dots of a grey-blue-black, with counterpoints of tiny white dots. Photos cannot capture the awesomeness of this pen as the phone’s camera lens often interprets the lustrous sparkle as fragments of white. Aaargh! I do hope the video I have posted on Instagram gives a more accurate rendition of the pen’s beauty.

Kseniia is a versatile artist who has studied in both Ukraine and in Norway where she completed a Masters in Fine Art. She is happy to consider requests for commissions, so if you would like to suggest a particular theme, please let us know via the contact form.

This pen includes an engraved nib, our logo medallion in bronze, and a bronze cap band and bronze section ring.

One thing we should emphasise is that each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art. 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.