Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Collection: Limited Edition Pen
The period around 1900 is one of the most exciting eras in Europe when manifold innovations and powerful tradition, aspiring entrepreneurs and glamorous aristocracy, Art Nouveau and the beginning of modern design are clashing.
During this period, Lothar von Faber succeeds in producing the first branded writing instruments in his pencil factory near Nuremberg and thus lays the foundation for his company’s international reputation.
The metal parts are made of solid silver. The grip, end cap and cap are adorned by the hallmark. The front end of the elegantly fluted cap is decorated by the double knurling characteristic for our Sterling silver writing instruments as well as by the intertwined initials A, O, F and C – a display of filigree craftsmanship.
The words “Handmade in Germany” are engraved in the decorative ring. The 18 carat, bicolour gold nib has been inscribed by hand. The end cap features an engraving of the collection’s name “Limited Edition Heritage” and the limitation of each of the fountain pens to 1,898 pieces, representing the year of Ottilie’s and Alexander’s wedding.
The study and the ladies’ lounge in the Faber-Castell Castle superbly express the personalities of Ottilie and Alexander von Faber-Castell. With their extraordinary craftsmanship, they inspired the fountain pens of our “Limited Edition Heritage”. The 18 carat, bicolour gold nib has been inscribed by hand. Each fountain pen is limited to 1,898 pieces, representing the year of Ottilie’s and Alexander’s wedding.
- Precisely engraved and several times elaborately lacquered metal barrel
- Cap, grip part and end cap made of sterling silver (925/1000)
- Cartridge/ converter system
- Hand-made bicoloured 18-carat gold nib with iridium tip
- Nib manufactured involving over a hundred steps mostly carried out by hand
- Each nib is run in by hand
- Available nib widths are M (medium), F (fine), EF (extra fine) and B (broad)
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