Pen Friends

PUBLISHED : Monday, 10 March, 1997, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 10 March, 1997, 12:00am

Pen friends . . . Mark Dunhill, the great grandson of Alfred Dunhill and product manager for the firm's lighters and pens, joined Jill Triptree, Charles Brian-Boys (right) and guests of the company at the launch of the Alfred Dunhill Namiki pen in the Prince's Building.

The guests watched Kyusai Yoshida, a master of Maki-E lacquerware decoration for 37 years, demonstrate his art for only the fourth time in public. The traditional Japanese craft, which dates back about 1,500 years, uses powdered gold and silver and flakes of mother-of-pearl and seashells.