BRAND NEW FACTORY ORIGINAL MONTEGRAPPA PEN
BRAND NEW w/ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX AND CERTIFICATE
DON’T LET THIS ONE GET AWAY…THIS 100% GENUINE MONTEGRAPPA IS PRICED WELL BELOW RETAIL!
CONDITION: BRAND NEW
METAL: RESIN & STERLING SILVER
INCLUDED ITEMS: MONTEGRAPPA FOUNTAIN PEN; ORIGINAL PRESENTATION BOX & CERTIFICATE
DESCRIPTION: MONTEGRAPPA – Alchemist Resin ROLLERBALL -ISAKNRAC
From the Montegrappa Website:
It is one of the most widely-read and deeply-loved books of all time, a small tome that has affected lives around the world. Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist is an adventure and a parable, an allegorical tale in the tradition of the great picaresque novels of the Iberian Peninsula. It is fitting that The Alchemist is a part of that noble genre, for the Brazilian author wrote this modern classic in Portuguese, and the story commences in Andalusia. The language of alchemy was, by its own very nature, obscure and expressed in symbols that represented concepts deriving from laboratory work, reflections and deeply spiritual experiences. An alchemist was often also a philosopher, theologian, physician, astrologer and astronomer, and a mathematician. Montegrappa has conceived a pen that, in a symbolic and historical language, could represent knowledge and man’s search for a particular ability deemed fundamental: the ability to manipulate the elements, the liberation and transformation of metals, the study of nature, the parallel discovery of the secret of long life. Its designers have travelled back in time to the late Middle Ages, to illuminate a concept and practice that deeply motivated the scientific development of humanity. The Alchemist Pen will be issued in an edition of 1987 fountain pens and roller balls in total, in honor of the year that it was published. The series will consist of 71 in solid gold (38 fountain pens and 33 roller balls), for the 71 languages into which it has been translated. 900 pens will be offered in resin and sterling silver (450 fountain pens and 450 roller balls) to represent the number of copies in the first edition’s print run. A further 1000 pens will be produced entirely in sterling silver with accents in translucent enamel. There will be four colors of enamel, representing the four elements: air, fire, earth and water. Only 125 fountain pens and 125 roller balls will be made in each color. Lastly, 16 pens (8 fountain pens and 8 roller balls) will be produced in gold with diamond enhancements, these precious gems symbolising the riches that feature prominently in the saga.
Proximity to Vicenza, Italy’s jewelry “capital”, has always influenced Montegrappa. For a century, the company’s pens have exhibited the same attention to detail, and employed the same artisan skills, that are embodied in fine jewelry. It is therefore fitting that Montegrappa heralds new engraving techniques and novel, hand-etched patterns with a family of models in the Privilege range, a range dubbed “Privilege Gioiello”.
“Gioiello” is Italian for “jewel” or “gem”, and these terms will be used frequently to describe the look created by the new patterns, as applied to the octagonal Privilege pen. Its original form was inspired by a model from the Thirties, and a part of Montegrappa’s museum collection. Inherently elegant, the Privilege shape has been enhanced by sterling silver, decorated with new motifs produced by special techniques.
For Privilege Gioiello, the finishes will be applied to all of the metal components in each pen, the clip, for example, engraved with the same finish as the cap to create a “camouflage” effect. Four patterns will be offered, including Arctic, with its icy cool reflections; Bark, with a grainy, sylvan surface; Peacock, bearing whorls as would decorate majestic tail-feathers; and Wave, suggesting the flow of water. Privilege Gioiello will be available as fountain pen and rollerball only.
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