Lorenzo de' Medici was an Italian Statesman and a 15th century Ruler of the Florentine Republic. Considered as one of the most powerful and enthusiastic patrons of the Renaissance age, Medici was commonly known as Lorenzo "il Magnifico" (the Magnificent) by his contemporary Florentines as he was an influential businessman, diplomat, politician and a patron of scholars, artists and poets.
Visconti's il Magnifico collection embodies the essence of the Renaissance period, combining luxurious and precious materials. The cap and blind cap are made from solid 925 sterling silver and is finely chiseled with the fleur-de-lis motif, a symbol of Florence. The top of the cap is enriched with the ancient coat of arms of the Medici family.
The body of the pen is made from solid Italian Levanto marble and is faceted on eight sides like the Baptistery of Florence, whose famous doors are symbols of the Italian Renaissance. Visconti selected a rich green marble for the Serpentine which was inspired by elements of the Santa Maria Novella church in Florence. The green and white enameling in the clip mimics this same marbled pattern.
The il Magnifico Serpentine fountain pen features Visconti's power filling system. The il Magnifico Serpentine collection is limited to 188 pieces worldwide.
Update: Historically this pen has been offered with a 23kt palladium Dreamtouch nib; however, Visconti is now transitioning to 18kt gold Perfecttouch nibs made by Bock in Germany. We've indicated in the nib size dropdown whether the 23kt palladium or 18kt gold nib is currently being offered at Goulet Pens.
- Fountain Pens
- Green, Silver/Grey
Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.
- Body Material
- Marble, Sterling silver
- Cap Rotations
For pens with a screw-cap closure, how many rotations it takes to uncap/recap the pen.
- Cap Type
How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).
- Hook Safe Lock
- Compatible inks & refills
Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.
- Bottled inks
- Filling Mechanism
How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.
- Power Filler
- Grip Material
- Sterling silver
- Nib Size
- Extra-Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.3mm Stub
- Nib Color
- Nib Material
- 23kt Palladium
Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.
Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).
- Diameter - Body
- 14.6mm (0.57in)
- Diameter - Cap (without clip)
- 16.6mm (0.65in)
- Diameter - Cap (with clip)
- 21.3mm (0.84in)
- Diameter - Grip
Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.
- 10.8mm (0.43in)
- Length - Body
The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.
- 132.0mm (5.20in)
- Length - Cap
- 61.6mm (2.43in)
- Length - Nib
The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.
- 22.8mm (0.90in)
- Length - Overall (Closed)
- 146.5mm (5.77in)
- Length - Overall (Posted)
When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.
- 172.5mm (6.79in)
- Weight - Body
- 47.0g (1.66oz)
- Weight - Cap
- 35.0g (1.23oz)
- Weight - Overall
- 83.0g (2.93oz)
- Max Ink Capacity - Piston Vac
The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using the built-in piston or vacuum filling mechanism.