on sale Visconti Medici Il Magnifico Fountain Pen (Limited Edition)

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The new limited edition Visconti Medici Il Magnifico features a red-brown marble barrel and a sterling silver cap. The pen embodies the essence of the Renaissance period, combining exclusive and precious elements. It fills via Visconti's power filler, closes via the hook-safe-lock system, and features the oversized 23kt palladium nib. Only 188 pieces are available worldwide.

Lorenzo de' Medici (1449-1492 Firenze) the Prince of Princes, was an Italian statesman and the "de facto ruler" of the Florentine Republic, who was the most powerful and enthusiastic patron of the Renaissance. Also known as Lorenzo il Magnifico (the Magnificent) by his contemporary Florentines, he was a magnate, diplomat, politician and patron of scholars, artists and poets. He is well known for his contribution to the art world by sponsoring artists such as Botticelli and Michelangelo. His life coincided with the mature phase of Italian Renaissance. As natural evolution of the Medici collection, Visconti is proud to dedicate a special limited edition to the great statesman of the 15th Century.

The pen embodies the essence of the Renaissance period, combining exclusive and precious elements. Another magnificent masterpiece from Visconti symbolic of the power of the Medici family over the rest of the known world. The cap is in solid 925 Sterling Silver finely chiseled with the old techniques handed down from Benvenuto Cellini, the most prestigious jeweler of the 15th Century. The motifs chiseled on the cap and repeated on the blind cap are lilies, symbols of Florence. The top of the cap is enriched with the ancient coat of arms of the Medici family with six balls. The body is the central heart of the pen in solid Levanto reddish marble. It is faceted in eight sides like the baptistery in front of the Dome of Florence that was completed during Lorenzo being ruler of Florence. The choice of the marble was in line with the official colors of the Medici family that can be found in Palazzo Medici Ricciardi official residence of Lorenzo il Magnifico. It comes together with the famous double reservoir filling system and the iconic 23kt palladium nib.

Technical Specs

Condition
New
Brand
Visconti
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Brown, Silver/Grey
Demonstrator
No
Body Material
Marble, Sterling silver
Cap Type
Hook Safe Lock
Compatible inks & refills
Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism
Power Filler
Grip Material
Sterling silver
Nib Size
Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.3mm Stub
Nib Color
Silver
Nib Material
23kt Palladium
Postable
Yes
Retractable
No
Trim
Silver
Diameter - Body
14.6mm (0.6in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
16.6mm (0.7in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
21.3mm (0.8in)
Diameter - Grip
10.8mm (0.4in)
Length - Body
132mm (5.2in)
Length - Cap
61.6mm (2.4in)
Length - Nib
22.8mm (0.9in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
146.5mm (5.8in)
Length - Overall (Posted)
172.5mm (6.8in)
Weight - Body
48g (1.7oz)
Weight - Cap
34g (1.2oz)
Weight - Overall
82g (2.9oz)
Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
1.76ml

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