[Sold] Snowflakes hand-painted fountain pen


We had a suggestion more than a year ago that we ask one of the artists with whom we work to paint a pen featuring snowflakes. Only one problem: we don’t have much snow in South Africa.  Luckily Kaseniia Nel, who grew up in Ukraine, has an intimate knowledge of snowflakes, and she obliged. She has included some additional elements associated with winter in her home country: the bush with red berries, known as guelder-rose in English and Kalyna in Ukrainian, is seen as a portent of what the coming winter is likely to be like: the more bright red berries there are, the more snow and the harsher the winter is expected to be. The birds that Kseniia has painted are bull finches, and they love the Kalyna bushes as these berries are one of the few sources of food during the deepest of winter. We love Kseniia’s portrayal of winter, and of snowflakes. Well done!

Kseniia 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.

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.