Montegrappa, the famed luxury brand known for making the world’s most beautiful writing implements has added another legendary collection, this time in the exquisite form of the Montegrappa Venus De Milo.
Over the years, Montegrappa has produced pieces that genuinely can be considered art. Their Bruce Lee collection, the La Traviata are two that spring to mind, however, their latest, the Venus De Milo is beautiful enough to join their burgeoning catalogue of the most beautiful pens ever made.
The Venus De Milo is an excellent subject to base a hand-crafted luxury collection around; after all, her beauty is a monument to human artistry and has fascinated people for 200 years since her discovery in 1820.
The original Venus De Milo was carved around 150 BCE, and it’s pieces were found on the island of Melos. It was initially presented to King Louis XVIII of France and subsequently donated to the Louvre in 1821.
The Venus De Milo as many of you are aware is carved in marble and to ensure that she is honoured correctly, Montegrappa’s exquisite homage is also in marble.
To recreate her, Montegrappa used an exclusive moulding technique with high-resolution marble flour.
The three-dimensional miniature is extraordinary and faithfully reproduces the artistry of the original.
On the barrel is an effigy of Venus and the marble textures are complemented with precious metal trims with ancient Greek and Baroque symbols. The fountain pen has an 18k rose gold nib engraved with her silhouette.
In celebration of 200 years since the rediscovery of the Venus De Milo, Montegrappa has introduced a limited edition collection which will thrill collectors around the world.
Two hundred fountain pens and 200 rollerball pens will be available carrying trims cast from museum-grade bronze.
The most exclusive versions will be those made in 18k yellow gold. Only twelve of the 18k gold versions will be made, and they will be limited eight fountain pens and four rollerballs.
“The Montegrappa Venus De Milo truly is an iconic piece of art you can hold in your hand daily or carry around in your pocket.” – Paul Godbold.
Montegrappa Venus De Milo Pricing
Bronze Rollerball pen price: €1,700
Bronze Fountain pen price: €2,100
18k Gold fountain pen price: €15,900
18k Gold rollerball pen price: €19,900
Material: Resin, marble flour
Nib: 18k gold
Filling system: Piston
Length: 140 mm
Diameter: 16.9 mm
Montegrappa Venus De Milo – Where and how?
If you would like more information on the Venus Milo Collection including pricing, stockists and availability, visit the official Montegrappa website at www.montegrappa.com.
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