A stunning Italian pen made of classic Italian materials.
Visconti’s Newest Limited Edition Pen Is Crafted From Italian Marble
Visconti has gained much traction during its relatively short history, which began in 1988, founded by pen collectors Dante Del Vecchio and Luigi Poli. And part of its success may undoubtedly be traced to its profound ties to its art-centric roots in Florence, Italy. Even the names of many of the pen collections, more than a few of which are limited editions, are a reminder of the company’s ethos and penchant for historical themes, such as Daedalus, Medici, Masters and Impressionists. In this way, writing, culture and pens are symbiotic, sharing the rare air of creativity and purpose….
…The body of the pen is made from solid Italian Levanto marble, faceted to recall the Baptistery of Saint John in Florence, and its red hue was chosen to match the official colors of the Medici family. The pen’s cap is crafted in sterling silver, engraved using techniques developed by 16th-century goldsmith and sculptor Benvenuto Cellini. The cap’s fleur-de-lis motif (the symbol of Florence) is recalled on the blind cap and the cap crown is embellished with the Medici family coat of arms.