[Sold] Secret Garden – hand-painted fountain pen
As can be seen from this very special pen, Zelna le Roux is not only an animal lover but also an exceptional artist. She has created a scene so real it is tempting to walk through the stone archway and into the Secret Garden beyond. Of course the ginger and white cat perched atop the wall will deserve a stop and some stroking along the way.
Zelna is also open to requests for pet portraits (though they tend to be more complex and time consuming … and stressful! … than paintings from her own imagination). If you would like to request a fountain pen pet portrait, please email me via the contact form on this website and we can discuss this.
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 also has a bronze cap band and 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.
|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|
The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.
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.