Montegrappa St. Moritz Big Swiss Ski Race Celluloid & 925 Sterling Silver Rollerball Pen Model# ISSMLRSB. This luxurious Italian pen is made of 925 Sterling Silver & Celluloid. This is a rollerball pen that writes in black ink with a medium point. 1912 Montegrappa engraved on the cap. The length of the pen is 5.5".
Montegrappa have combined celluloid and sterling silver in a sensuous curving form, each element perfectly complimenting the other to produce exquisite writing instruments.
Celluloid, a material that was widely used in the last century and derived from the cellulose in cotton, was always difficult (and dangerous!) to manufacture, but no modern resin materials have ever managed to replicate the feel of celluloid. It was inevitable therefore that celluloid would make a comeback, but it's high cost has restricted it's use to only the best quality pens.
To decorate the pens' barrels, Montegrappa's designers have chosen four historic posters redolent of St. Moritz's charms, each image hand-painted by artist Lorena Straffi. The pens are fashioned from celluloid, a costly material made from cotton fibre mixed with natural pigments and mother-of-pearl, and are further adorned with either sterling silver or 18K gold. Montegrappa's new St. Moritz collection encompasses four themes, represented by period posters of timeless appeal:
•Automobile Week 1929, by Baumberger – encapsulated in the image of a sleek red racing car heading toward the mountains at great speed
•Grosses Ski Rennen der Schweiz (Big Swiss Ski Race) 1911, by Kupfer – with a pensive skier pondering the race in which he is about to compete
•Tea time by the Engadin lake 1920, by Stiefel – showing the restful aspects of St. Moritz, as an elegant resort
•Woman in a red jacket 1925, by Daester – redolent of the great Art Deco period during which it was created
The 2012 St. Moritz Limited Edition comprises 300 fountain pens and 300 rollerballs with sterling silver trim and a special limited edition of eight fountain pens and eight roller balls with solid 18K gold trim per design. Your Montegrappa St. Moritz pen will serve as a permanent, evocative reminder of Switzerland's jewel of a resort every time it touches paper.
As all of our pens, this Montegrappa St. Moritz Big Swiss Ski Race Rollerball pen is BRAND NEW, and comes in its original box with the warranty card & certificate of authenticity! Made in Italy.
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