Montegrappa Venus de Milo is an extraordinary new limited-edition creation in marble and precious metals. 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the legendary sculpture on the island of Melos in 1820. This masterpiece of craftsmanship and beauty – an effigy of Aphrodite or Amphitrite –..
All rollerballs by Graf von Faber-Castell use international refills. These Graf von Faber-Castell refills are of the highest quality. Available in blue and black. Interestingly,because the refill is see-through you get the chance to see inside the mysterious worl of rollerball technology, particular..
Visconti pays great attention to the quality of its refills. The line width of the rollerball refill is 0.7 mm. The refill has a lenght of 110.6 cm, like the requirements of the international standard. This makes the refill, besides all Visconti rollerballs, suitable for other rollerballs which also..
Montegrappa Venus de Milo is an extraordinary new limited-edition creation in marble and precious metals. 2020 marks the 200th anniversary of the discovery of the legendary sculpture on the island of Melos in 1820. This masterpiece of craftsmanship and beauty – an effigy of Aphrodite or Amphitrite – has been recreated for a new limited fountain pen and rollerball release.
The three-dimensional figure encircling the barrel is made from Italian marble. Creating this piece requires ultra-fine marble ‘flour’, formed into a clay and moulded before drying and hardening. This is a process pioneered on the Antonio Canova (Genio Creativo, 2017). Its casting in miniature captures all the perfection – and imperfections – of the original 2,100 year-old sculpture.
A spring-loaded clip is cast from bronze with baroque ornamentations, while metal trims recall the stature and detailing of Greek columns. The Venus de Milo can be ordered in variants of bronze and 18K yellow gold. Cap, blindcap and section are made from black, high-density acrylic.
The fountain pen ihas a #6 18kt gold nib (EF, F, M, B, BB, ST1) and uses a piston filling mechanism, personalised with an engraved outline of the Venus de Milo and the Montegrappa script logo.
Special packaging uses laminated marbled papers and features colouring and detailing that captures the ambience of the sculpture’s location within the Louvre Museum.
Italy's first pen producer, Montegrappa, began manufacturing pens in 1912 in its factory in Bassano del Grappa in Italy. Utilizing natural celluloid and precious metals,Montegrappa combines traditional methods such as die-casting with more recent innovations as low-relief engraving to form their precious art objects. Whether Montegrappa use colors reminiscent of the master painters or ornamentation suggestive of Baroque palaces, the Italian heritage and romance is infused into each product.