Visconti Garden of Eden Fountain Pen for Giardino Italiano 20th Anniversary
This pen has been lovingly used. It comes complete with box, papers and is equipped with a Steel Medium nib.
Cap and body are made with resin, decorated with the Scrimshaw technique. Scrimshaw is an engraving technique consisting of cutting resin with a very sharp tool to create a decorative pattern. The images are then filled in with printing ink, in this case a silver color, and left to dry for at least three days. At the end of the process, a finely smoothed design appears.
The pattern represents a tree – an apple tree, of course – winding around the pen’s barrel and reaching out to the cap, with a motif of tangled branches that grow with curls, spirals, leaves and apples; like a precious embroidery that lighten the pen’s sobriety.
Amongst the apples, which are considered symbols of Knowledge, is a well hidden serpent, a symbol of temptation.