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Montegrappa Espressione Fountain Pen in Smoke Black Mother of Pearl Resin - Italy 2013

Montegrappa Espressione Fountain Pen in Smoke Black Mother of Pearl Resin - Italy 2013
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Montegrappa Espressione Fountain Pen in Smoke Black Mother of Pearl Resin with Rhodium Plated Fittings - Cartridge or Piston Convertor - Stainless Steel Nib

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Item Ref: HD:MGES/8229

 Pen Description

Espressione - in perfect Italian spirit and style refers to the expression of our personality and takes its cue from handwriting as the first means of expressing our soul.
Pen Description
Montegrappa's Espressione fountain pen, combines minimalist design with fine materials: mother-of-pearl resin and rhodium plated trim. Featuring an octagonal-shaped cap band, designed so that the pen will stand still when placed on a tabletop, the cap band is finely engraved and enamelled with Montegrappa's signature engraved pattern inspired by Greek design.

This elegant Espressione fountain pen by Montegrappa  is made with a smoke black mother of pearl effect resin. The smoke black 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. Cap has a rhodium plated clip, which is unique in design and to keep your Montegrappa pen safe in your pocket. The clip complements the other rhodium trims perfectly and stands out beautifully against the smoke black body. On the top of the cap is a rhodium ring inlaid with black resin. The rear of the barrel has a rhodium plated 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 tapers to make writing easy and comfortable.

Montegrappa Espressione Fountain Pen
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 (135 mm) long with cap attached. Cap posted: 6.3/4 inches (171 mm) Cap diameter 15.0 mm. Weight: 43.6 grams 


The pen has a Stainless steel nib with iridium tipping material. The ‘Greek Key’ element of design is also featured engraved into the nib. Also engraved into the nib 'Montegrappa'. The letter ‘M’ is also engraved onto nib, denoting width of writing tip as medium. There is less flex with a steel nib however, the tip is very smooth, making the overall writing experience a pleasurable one.


Montegrappa Espressione Fountain Pen

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.

General Condition

Pen barrel and cap are are in as new condition, free from scratches, with no dents, cracks or hairlines. There are no personalisation. Rhodium plating to clip and trim is unworn. 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 with drawer to hold Montegrappa booklet, signed papers and a polishing cloth. The box does have unfortunately some minor exterior damage.

Hepworth Comment

No longer produced, the Montegrappa Espressione fountain pen offers all the elements of classic, stylish and simple Italian design. Due to the aesthetic damage to the presentation box, we are including in the sale a NOS Montegrappa Italian leather black pen pouch, still in its original packaging (retail price £50.00).

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