This pearlescent blue fountain pen is from the Espressione collection by Montegrappa, which was manufactured between 2000 and 2005. The cylindrical barrel is simple and comfortable to hold in your hand. The clip and trims are made of sterling silver and complement the pen perfectly.
This elegant Espressione fountain pen by Montegrappa is made with a blue mother of pearl effect resin. The blue resin features different depths of colour and shine that change as you move the pen. The cylindrical barrel and cap are comfortable to hold in your hand and offer a clean and simple looking pen.
The cap has a sterling silver clip, which is unique in design and strong to keep your Montegrappa pen safe in your pocket. The clip complements the other silver trims perfectly and stands out beautifully against the blue resin body. On the top of the cap is a silver ring inlaid with black resin and features the Montegrappa ‘1912’ silver signet set onto the resin. The sterling silver hallmarked cap band is engraved ‘Montegrappa’.
The section end of the barrel also has a silver band, engraved with ‘Greek Key’ motif around the circumference. The rear of the barrel has a silver thread which matches the section thread, making rear posting of the cap firm and secure, the end of barrel is inlaid with black resin. The grip section of the pen, which is also hallmarked sterling silver, tapers to make writing easy and comfortable.
Pen is supplied and fitted with a genuine Montegrappa piston convertor, but may also be used with ink cartridges.
Pen measures 5.5/16 inches (13.5 cms) long with cap attached. Cap posted: 6.3/4 inches (17.1 cms) Cap diameter 15.0 mm. Weight: 43.6 grams (convertor included in weight).
The pen has a platinum filled 18 carat gold nib. The ‘Greek Key’ element of design is also featured engraved into the nib. Also engraved into the nib ‘Montegrappa - ITALIA - 18 K - 750 - *2870V1’. The letter ‘M’ is also engraved onto nib, denoting width of writing tip as medium. As with most Montegrappa nibs there is reasonable flex, which provides a wonderfully smooth writing experience.
Pen has been fully disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned to remove traces of old ink. Nib and feed removed from collector, reset. Pen barrel and cap delicately hand polished. Write tested and finally flushed with clean water.
Pen barrel and cap are are in as new condition, free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation's. Silver plating to clip and trim is unworn. No evidence of ware to platinum inlay on nib. Cap to barrel screw threads are firm and positive. We would classify this pen as being in very excellent condition. Supplied in original leather effect Montegrappa embossed box, which does unfortunately have some minor exterior damage.
No longer produced, the Montegrappa Espressione fountain pen offers all the elements of classic, stylish and simple Italian design.