Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint
Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint

Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint

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Élysée Edition Number 1 Limited Edition 1994, Fountain Pen and Ballpoint

Nib: Medium , highly decorated two-tone platinum masked solid 18 karat gold nib.

Elysee's Vernissage Series of Limited Edition pens began in 1993. Vernissage is a French term for a private art exhibition for invited guests. The first Limited Edition pen is known as the Laque Intarsia  but is more commonly known as Edition No. 1 Limited Edition. This pen began a series of three limited edition pens using Cloisonné art as the basis for the pen's design. The pens were the commissioned work of an artist, intended as an extended series, called Vernissage. The Vernissage series were based on the Parthenon line of pens, Elysee's top pen line.  The Élysée Parthenon model is used as the canvas and the result is the very distinctive and unique Vernissage series. The geometric Edition No. 1 Limited Edition was created by artist Karl Diesner. The pen was intended to "activate our vision" using bright colors on geometric shapes. This pen is a mix of pastel colored geometric shapes separated by 18K gold-plated lines. Black, blue, pink, and white marble come together in squares, rectangles, triangles, and other geometric shapes interchanging with bright gold diamonds with a black cross design. This busy rendering definitely grabs your attention. The Edition No. 1 Limited Edition Fountain pen is fitted with a highly decorated two-tone platinum masked solid 18 karat gold nib.

Features of this Edition No. 1 Limited Edition Fountain Pen:
  • Cap and barrel is cloisonné, with multiple lacquer elements filled into cut depressions, polished smooth and then finished with 18K gold plating
  • 18K gold-plated trim
  • Cap band has élysée engraved on the front, W.-Germany 18K GOLD PLATED on the back
  • Cap top has cast Elysee logo
  • Cap pulls off
  • 18K solid gold nib with platinum-plated center with Elysee logo
  • Nib grade unknown
  • About 5 5/8 inches capped and 6 1/8 inches with the cap posted on the end of the barrel
  • International type cartridge / converter filling system

All the pens in the Vernissage Series are decorated using  a Cloisonné technique that is smooth. The metal surfaces are plated, not electroplated, with 18K gold which should make them wear well. 

This Edition No. 1 Fountain pen fills easily with a piston converter (included) or standard international cartridges.  

Elysee released the Impression No. 1 limited edition pen in 1994. The twist action ballpoint pen is presented here or your consideration. Features of this Impression No. 1 limited edition ballpoint pen:

  • Body is cloisonné, with multiple lacquer elements filled into cut depressions, polished smooth and then finished with 18K gold plating
  • 18K gold-plated trim
  • Band has élysée engraved on the front, Germany 18K GOLDPLATED on the back
  • Edition number is laser engraved next to the end of the clip
  • Cap top has cast Elysee logo
  • 5 1/2 inches long
  • Presented in Elysee box (see photos)
  • Matching rollerball pens, fountain pens and pencils were available

As with all Parthenon based pens, the Impression No. 1 has a similar weight and feel in the hand as the slightly larger Cross Townsend line, having the same all brass construction. The Impression No. 1 is a long and slender pen, 5 1/2 inches long. These are solid and substantial pens, yet nicely balanced in the hand. The pen is somewhat heavy, being all brass construction, but not as heavy as the Cross Townsend, due likely to the latter pen's larger girth. The Impression No. 1 pens are slightly more slender, which should be good for those with smaller hands. The clip is not very springy, so it will probably clip well on a starched shirt, as the pen's weight may cause it to flop around otherwise. 

* all three sets are available as a collection. While quantities last