Visconti Declaration of Independence Limited Edition Fountain Pen
This pen has never been inked. It comes complete with inner box, papers, and magnifying glass, but it does not have an outer box.
July 4th, 1776, is a date that changed the world, a day that declared the birth of a great nation and enshrined the rights of a free and independent people. On that day, Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence and announced that the thirteen American colonies were independent states and thus, no longer part of the British Empire. The declaration famously makes a statement of individual human rights:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
This famous statement now represents for many a moral standard for which the United States strives to uphold.
The Visconti ‘Declaration of Independence’ Fountain Pen
Visconti uses their sophisticated scrimshaw technique to replicate the full text of the Declaration of Independence into the barrel of the pen. The writing is small, just large enough to be legible to the naked eye but still small enough to leave room to inscribe images of the founding Fathers who drafted the act. A specially engraved magnifying glass is included with each pen to pay closer attention to the intricate details.
All trims are made of aged sterling silver * and are elaborately ornate. The blind cap isintricately engraved with the American bald eagle, a symbol of Freedom. Inside the pen is a very special surprise: the mechanism of the plunger is operated by the Liberty Bell, an iconic symbol of American Independence.
The pen and magnifying glass are packaged together with a scroll in a special collector’s edition box made from American walnut wood. The top of the box is made from leather and is engraved with the names of the signatories from the historic act.
Silver Edition: Limited to 776 pens in silver
Material: Natural resin
Nib: 23kt Palladium one tone white nib
Trims: Aged 925 Sterling silver
Artistic work: Scrimshaw