The Write Stuff

It’s time to ditch the Bic and enter the grown-up world of writing instruments.

 

Michel Perchin Imperial Pen in Brilliant Red
$3,200
Michel Perchin Pen Company, named after the famous 19th-century Faberge egg craftsman, uses their namesake’s work as a model for their elegant pieces. The Imperial, limited to 88 pieces in each color worldwide, was inspired by the Russian Imperial Palace and is handcrafted with silver, enamel, and 22k-vermeil. (Available at Paradise Pen in the Galleria).
photography courtesy of Michel Perchin

Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire 1906
$2,700

To celebrate their 100th anniversary, Montblanc has released a line of centennial pens, including this handsome fountain. Limited to 1,906 pieces, this pen features a sterling silver barrel and 18k-gold centenary nib. The cap is made of granite cut from the real Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Western Europe, and is crowned with a six-pointed Montblanc signet star diamond. (Available at Montblanc stores or at www.montblanc.com.)
photography courtesy of Montblanc North America

David Oscarson Pierrot Fountain Pen
$4,900

The whimsical design of this pen (and its ivory-colored Pierrette complement) was inspired by a European folktale about two clowns. The silver body is engraved in stages, creating an intricate, multi-layered pattern which is filled with colorful enamels that develop a glassy finish when fired. Tiny diamonds put the finishing touches on the tip of the barrel, cap, and clip. Only 88 of these limited-editions were made. (Available at www.davidoscarson.com.)
photography courtesy of David Oscarson

S.T. Dupont Orpheo Large Fountain Pen
$695

What makes S.T. Dupont pieces stand out is the Chinese lacquer they’ve accented their pens with since 1976. Made from the sap of Asian rhus vernicifera trees, the color-treated lacquer, used to make subtle purple bands on this Orpheo, create an understated yet sophisticated look. (Available at Paradise Pen or at
www.st-dupont.com.)
photography courtesy of The Colibri Group

Venlo 100-Pen Trunk in Burl-finished Exotic Wood
$2,399

The serious collector needs a serious case—and beautiful, functional storage pieces are Venlo’s specialty. This award-winning signature pen case resembles an old-fashioned steamer trunk and has six removable trays with deep channels that are perfect for instruments of all sizes. The plush padding and lock make it safe for your collection, while the nontarnishing cream suede and high-gloss burlwood finish keep any assortment looking pristine. (Available at www.venlocompany.com.)
photography courtesy of Venlo Company Inc.

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