Visconti Van Gogh 'Irises' fountain pen in natural variegated resin colours, light green primary, with dark blue and yellow variations. Chrome plated fittings - Italy c.2016
Every piece from Italian brand Visconti tells a story through superb craftsmanship and a creative approach. Inspired by the work of Vincent van Gogh, each pen in the Van Gogh collection is crafted from variegated natural resin uniquely mixed to represent palettes of oil paint which evoke the colours and tones of the Dutch masterís most-recognised paintings. A light green background, with dark blue and yellow variations, is reminiscent of the famous painting. This fountain pen features the soft tones of his iconic 'Irises' painting.
The pen barrel and cap utilises Visconti's eighteen-faceted design, wide cap ring with 'Van Gogh' and 'Irises' engraved. Chrome plated trim, sprung pocket clip and magnetic catch cap. You can also customise this pen using the Visconti magnetised MyPen System. Pen is fitted with a platinum plated medium 'Visconti Firenze' nib. The pen uses either cartridges or a piston convertor (supplied).
Measurements and Specifications
Closed Length: 140.0mm (5.48in)
Posted Length: 156.0mm (6.14in)
Barrel Length (including Section and nib):124.0mm (5.19in)
Cap Length: 65.0mm (2.57in
Cap Diameter: 14.5mm (0.57in)
Body Diameter: 12.5mm (0.48in)
Nib: Steel - Platinum Plated - Mono Tone - Fine Writing Tip
Filling System: Piston Convertor or Cartridge
Cap Type: Magnetic (can be posted onto rear of barrel)
Pen Weight: 31.5g (1.45oz)
Pen has been fully serviced by Hepworth Dixon. All parts disassembled and ultrasonically cleaned. Reassembled, write tested and finally flushed with clean de-ionised water.
Pen is in very excellent condition. Supplied in genuine Visconti box having cream faux leather interior and outer card box (unfortunately papers have been lost(. No signs of wear or use and no personalisation.
A beautiful fountain pen for the more flamboyant individual. Don't let the steel nib put you off, it writes a lovely smooth line.
Picture below is a copy of the famous 'Irises' oil painting by Van Gogh