MONTEGRAPPA: Eternal Bird 18K Solid Yellow Gold & Diamonds Limited Edition 10 Fountain Pen & Inkwell *ARTIST'S PROOF*
Created in 2005 as a successor to the celebrated Montegrappa Dragon, this instrument quickly achieved status equal to the Dragon pen. A limited edition of 10 solid gold pieces were made, which quickly sold out and have become almost unobtainable. This example is a rare artist's proof.
The heavy, elaborately hand-finished 18K solid yellow gold phoenix overlay is a work of art, set with 244 brilliant-cut diamonds (totaling about 3.2 carats). The phoenix's eyes are set with rubies. The subtly marbled red celluloid body offsets the gold overlay, and the overall effect of opulence and grandeur are matched by few instruments.
An 18K solid yellow gold and Madagascar crystal rock inkwell accompanies this lot. The standard limited edition for the inkwell is 50, of which this is a rare artist's proof, matching the pen. Both items are in pristine condition.
Medium 18K two-tone gold nib engraved with phoenix motif. Outer boxes, lacquered hardwood display box, booklet. Limited Edition: Fountain pen: 00/10; Inkwell: 00/05.