From Firenze and the Italian Pen manufacturer Stipula, and the creative mind at Chatterley Pens comes a custom ebonite pen with a 14kt gold nib. It is difficult to see the slight play of color shades in the pictures, but the earthly beauty is still apparent. This pen was fitted with a clip inspired by the famous column at Bertinoro.
Bertinoro is known for its hospitality. An interesting feature here is the 13th century Colonna Delle Anella. Visiting traders were the main source of news, so the main families would argue constantly about who had precedence to offer shelter to travelers. The Column of Hospitality, or “of the Rings”, solved this problem: visiting travelers would tie their horse to one of the rings, and the family “owning” that ring had the right to offer hospitality to that traveler. This tradition remained for centuries, and is still repeated annually on the first weekend in September.
Gold Vermeil (925 Sterling Silver plated with Gold) was the metal of choice for the trim, and the trim compliments the ebonite. This fine writing instrument is accented with three smooth rings on the cap below the clip and a wide ring on the section where it meets the barrel, unseen until the cap is unscrewed. In this collection Stipula has installed their in-house piston filling system.
This edition is limited to 2 pens worldwide and available in F, M, or 1.1 Stub. The MSRP on this pen is $1350