Black, masterly-painted lacquer panels placed in panelling made from flamed maple and set with a gilded frame have adorned the Vieux-Laque Room in Schönbrunn Palace since 1770. Here you will find a special expression of the deep love between Maria Theresa and Francis Stephen in craftsmanship perfected over thousands of years – lacquer art. This story is the inspiration for the Pen of the Year, available in both a gold-plated and platinum-plated version. Both editions come with an 18-carat, bicolour gold nib that is run in by hand. An end-cap protects the rotary knob of the plunger mechanism of the plunger-type fountain pen.
- Platinum-plated barrel adorned by hand-ground plates made from deep black onyx and individually grained flamed maple
- Individually numbered writing instruments
- 18-carat bicolour gold nib, run in by hand
- Available in the nib widths M, F, B, and BB
- Cap of the pen is adorned by a faceted Onyx which is ground and polished by hand
- Exclusive wooden box with additional insert with space for additional 6 writing instruments, high-quality brochure and a certificate of limitation
- Limited to 500 pieces
Nib Material: Rhodium plated 18K gold
Filling Mechanism: Piston
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