AP Limited Editions offers collectors Perfect Writing Instruments that are also stunning works of Heritage Art. The inspiration for each pen is beautifully conveyed in the story that accompanies it.

The Collections are grouped by distinct Heritage Art techniques. Within each Heritage Art Collection, there are different series:
The Connoisseur, The Writer and The Apprentice which feature pens of different sizes and levels of artistic detail.

Maki-e Lacquer Art

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Chinkin Lacquer Art

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The Connoisseur

The Connoisseur features our most exclusive and exquisite range of pens that showcase the highest level of artistry achievable in all genres of Lacquer Art. The pens in The Connoisseur are larger in size and have an eye dropper filling mechanism as seen in the early 20th century writing instruments. The edition size is always limited to 9 pens in each theme. The pens are equipped with large 18K Gold nibs available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad nib widths. These pens are authored by the most honored and revered artists. They are true heirlooms worthy of being handed down from generation to generation.

The Writer

The Writer is an exemplary work of art in a smaller sized pen. These pens are equipped with twist converters to fill ink and are easy to travel with and place in a shirt pocket. The pens are painstakingly handcrafted by renowned artists and masters of Lacquer Art. The pens are available with 18K Gold nibs of a smaller size in various widths to include Super Extra Fine, Extra Fine, Fine, Medium and Broad. The pens are limited to between 9 and 18 in any given theme or color. Some of our Writers come with clips while others are without clips. We also offer Roller Ball pens in this range. We offer a nib customization service to our collectors.

The Apprentice

The Apprentice is our tribute to all those wonderful people who have written to us over the years and expressed the desire for a more affordable option. We have developed this range without any compromise to quality or precision. These pens are Fine Writing Instruments fitted with the same 18K solid Gold nibs as our Writer pens and are of the same size. The main factor that differentiates the Apprentice from The Writer is that these pens have simpler artwork on them and are designed for everyday use. These pens are not always a limited edition.

Russian Lacquer Art

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Urushi And Sakura Lacquer Art

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