Visconti Medici Fountain Pen
This pen has been lovingly used. It is equipped with a 23kt Palladium Medium nib and comes complete with box and papers.
The Medici was an Italian banking family, political dynasty and royal house reigning during the first half of the 15th century in Florence. Along with other powerful families of Italy including the Visconti and Sforza of Milan, they inspired the birth of the Renaissance through their patronage of the arts and humanism. They commissioned artists for major works of art including paintings, sculptures and architecture. The Medici patronage had a huge impact on the Renaissance, allowing artists to focus on their work without having to worry about money. A significant amount of art and architecture that was produced in Florence during the Renaissance was due to the Medici family.
Early on they supported the painter Masaccio and hired the architect Brunelleschi to rebuild the Basilica of San Lorenzo. Other famous artists that the Medici supported include Michelangelo, Raphael, Donatello, and Leonardo da Vinci. The Medici also supported science: the famous scientist Galileo Galilei worked as a tutor for the Medici children.
Visconti has followed the Medici path as patron of arts and has drawn many ideas and collections from Florentine history. It was only a matter of time until Visconti would dedicate one of its collections to the Medici family and we are thrilled to announce the Medici, a regular edition pen crafted in a new material developed by Visconti called Acrosilk.
The Medici pen is faceted with eight sides like the baptistery of Florence. The shape is made following the rules of Divine Proportion, codified from Leonardo da Vinci under the patronship of the Medici family. It is made from a unique material, another innovation from Visconti: Acrosilk. Acrosilk is a compound of acrylic resin and silk fibers. The result is a fantastic glossy and luminescent wooden color, chosen as a tribute to the ancient luxury materials used in the princely Medici mansions. The ring is chiseled with a symbol of the Medici family and all trims are Palladium plated.