After the tribute to Chinese mythology with the Dragon and Phoenix, Caran d’Ache, Maison de Haute Ecriture, pays tribute to the Chinese culture. Edouard Jud, the renowned Swiss jeweller, has created for Caran d’Ache: Bamboo Limited Edition. It is a remarkable symbol of strength and delicacy, good fortune and prosperity.
The astonishing straightness of bamboo stretching up towards the sky is reflected in the purity of line in this Bamboo Limited Edition. Its body is accentuated by a gentle gradation from light to dark green and enhanced by three bamboo shoots in solid silver on which five delicate sparrows are perched. These highly active birds are traditionally associated with bamboo for their vitality and their sense of loyalty.
This limited edition reveals the expertise of the Caran d’Ache master craftsmen who have produced 88 Bamboo fountain pens and 88 roller pens in solid silver. 88 is considered a lucky number by the Chinese and the 8 itself is a symbol of perfect balance.
The Bamboo limited edition is a tribute to the plant that is the very emblem of the Orient. Confucius himself acknowledged the powerful symbolism of bamboo, in which inner strength, flexibility and the ability to withstand adversity coexist harmoniously.
The tribute of Caran d’Ache and Edouard Jud to the universal values of Oriental wisdom is expressed in a pen with lacquered surfaces in different gradations of green, enclosed in a chased cage in the form of bamboo leaves and canes holding five graceful sparrows. The clip, which is also shaped like the cane of the noble plant, is particularly dramatic, as a stunning chrysoprase stands out on top of the cap.
Aware of the symbolic value of the number 8, considered the expression of perfection in China, the Geneva-based manufacturer is offering 88 Bamboo rollerballs and 88 fountain pens with the rhodium-plated solid silver cage and a nib in 18K gold, also rhodium-plated. Then there is the version with a solid-gold sculpture: 10 rollerballs and 10 fountain pens with a two-tone 18K gold nib.