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Chinese Calendar Year of the Dog Fountain Pen handmade in lacquer with gold-plated trim.
Chinese Calendar Year of the Dog Fountain Pen handmade in lacquer with gold-plated trim.

Caran d'Ache Year of the Dog 2018 Fountain Pen - Gold-Plated - Limited Edition

Chinese calendar fountain pen with grey lacquer dog engraved on black body, gold-plated trim.
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Caran d'Ache Chinese Zodiac Year of the Dog 2018 Fountain Pen - 18kt Gold Nib
Limited Edition of 888

In homage to the Chinese Zodiac, Caran d'Ache celebrates the Year of the Dog

Caran d’Ache pays homage to the fine arts in its “Chinese calendar” collection, designed to bring the legend of the symbols of the Chinese zodiac to life. The latest creation, the “Year of the Dog” limited edition, carries on the tradition of this collection of exceptional writing instruments to celebrate the advent of the Chinese Year of the Dog in 2018.

According to legend, the Jade Emperor invited all the animals to a mysterious gathering one New Year’s Eve. Only twelve animals accepted the invitation. The Emperor then gave each animal a unique gift: henceforth, a year would be dedicated to them and would bear their name.

In the Chinese zodiac, the dog symbolizes loyalty, integrity and devotion to just causes. Its profound intelligence, sensitive soul and alert mind often make it the defender of universal values. A loyal friend and reliable traveling companion, this pathfinder for peace brings balance and harmony to the world. Favorable to stability and positive change, the Chinese Year of the Dog promises the union of the very best energies.

A symbolic creation in homage to the fine arts

In keeping with the aesthetics of previous limited editions dedicated to the symbols of the Chinese zodiac, the “Year of the Dog” revives the splendor of genuine Chinese lacquer.

The slim silhouette of the dog appears against a background of black gloss Chinese lacquer, patiently applied layer by layer according to the ancestral tradition. The finely engraved drawing presents the animal in an alert posture, wrapped around the body of the writing instrument. Represented in grey Chinese lacquer, the lines and figurative contours highlight the liveliness and subtle elegance of the dog. The typically Asian character of the design further underlines its rippling coat and the arching of its slender body so full of vitality. The attributes of the writing instruments are coated in yellow gold and carry the distinctive signs of Caran d’Ache along with individually engraved numbers. The combination of gold and grey symbolizes the union of energy and reason, light and awareness, signs of benevolence and good omens in Asia. Each writing instrument is authenticated by the calligraphic symbol of the dog and by the red Caran d’Ache Chinese seal which is supposed to bring good luck.

– Trim: gold plated
– Top of the cap: Numbering, 888 fountain pens
– 888 is a lucky number in China and a symbol of fundamental balance
– Writing block: Engraved dog
– Ring: Engraved Caran d’Ache logo & Swiss Made
– Body and Cap:  Grey Chinese lacquer of the Dog’s motif and black polished Chinese lacquer
– Body: Calligraphic representation of the Dog character
– Red Chinese seal of “Caran d’Ache”
– Tip: “Chinese lacquer” engraved in Chinese

Presentation Gift Box:
- The limited edition is presented in a valuable box
- Limited Edition Certificate
- Authenticity Certificate – Chinese Lacquer
- User’s Guide & Lifetime international guarantee

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