Up for a sale is a rare Montegrappa Marostica Limited Edition Fountain Pen. This pen has never dipped or filled. It has an 18k Medium nib. The pen is filled with a piston filler. The pen is in excellent condition. The pen is tarnished, we left it as it is, and are happy to polish it prior to shipping. Just let us know.
Marostica is a charming little town surrounded by splendid protective town walls. This medieval hamlet, close to Montegrappa?s offices, is visited every day by curious tourists that come to admire the enormous chessboard of the Piazza, famous in the world for its beauty and for the event related to it. The ideal symbol of a tradition repeated since centuries, the chess-game is an appointment that has become history and legend, a spectacular show that since ages ties the town to a medieval event. According to tradition, in 1454 the regent Taddeo Parisio invited the suitors of his daughter Lionora, Rinaldo da Angaran and Vieri da Vallonara, to contend for her hand in a peaceful chess challenge. Montegrappa greets the new Millennium with Marostica, an annual edition entirely inspired from the game of chess. Once more the exclusive technique of low-relief engraving celebrates history, narrating the event with images finely engraved on the chess background of the body and of the cap. The fountain pen features a partially platinum plated 18K gold nib with an iridium tip, a barrel with an exceptional capacity, a hand turned ebonite feeder and elegant crimson resin. Every detail, every sophisticated element of this unique writing instrument is perfect harmony between functionality and elegance, style and tradition. The body, manufactured in sterling silver, boasts a square section, a shape inspired from the chessboard. To close this small masterpiece comes a cap enhanced by a clip decorated with the image of a medieval tower.