Nib: Medium Palladium 23k Firenze, two tone
Condition: New Old Stock
Description: Founded in 421 A.D., Venice is without a shadow of a doubt a masterpiece of nature, consolidated along 400 years of barbaric invasions and not just projected by some architect’s hand.
Throughout the 7th century A.D. Venice, a Sea Republic, has represented the main connection between East and West. This position highly contributed to its cultural development, allowing Venice to become one of the finest cities in Europe and later on during the Renaissance one of the most influential on the art, the architecture and the literature of the time.
After almost one thousand years of complete independence, on May 12, 1797, the doge Ludovico Manin and the High Council were constrained to abdicate. Napoleon consequently proclaimed the Temporary Government of the Town and yielded Venice to the Austro – Hungarian Empire.
In 1866 Venice joined the Reign of Italy. This annexation was enforced the same year by the October 21 plebiscite with a favorable electorate vote of 99.9%.
After 2009’s Florentia fountain pen Visconti pays tribute to another great Italian town – Venice: not only an icon of our Made in Italy but also a destination loved by millions of visiting tourists each year.
*Featured in Pen World June 2010. email me for availability email@example.com
Fountain Pen: The black resin barrel is adorned with a unique clip shaped like the bow of a gondola and set with 10 blue Swarovski crystals and a single pearl. The fretworked and chiselled shell that covers the frame is in vermeil (gold-plated sterling silver) or sterling silver 925, finely decorated with Venetian architecture designs.
* the material used to line the drawer the pen goes into is cracked and torn due to age