Dupont Washington - Capitole Fountain Pen. Ever since it was established, S.
Dupont has been creating unique products from precious materials. Royalty, statesmen and celebrities have all flocked to S.Dupont since 1872 to order customised travel cases or personalised objects. Dupont is still adept at transforming even the most challenging ideas and concepts into reality and satisfying the most exacting of demands, by uniting a consummate craftsman's touch with technology and precious metals. The jewelry artist Philippe Tournaire has worked for over 40 years with the same rigorous approach. His fascination with the hand-crafted jewelry and ornaments of our earliest ancestors, his open-mindedness and his unceasing quest for originality are the qualities that transform each of his creations into masterpieces. Every stone is set to showcase its beauty, each material is sculpted scrupulously, depths and dimensions are explored, and ancestral skills are fused with technology to create exceptional pieces that balance the art of the architecture with that of high jewelry. Today, these two names have come together to create architectural masterpieces for an exceptional and exclusive series in which S. Dupont's art of writing is reinterpreted by Philippe Tournaire according to a common theme: the world's greatest monuments. Transforming the iconic Olympio fountain pen into an historic monument, crafting it like a piece of art to be put on view, looked at and used is a first for S. Dupont and offers a new mode of expression to Philippe Tournaire. The Washington - Captiole fountain pen features an Olympio XL 18 KT solid gold nib with rhodium decoration.
The pen is set on the magnetic base. Fashioned from Argentium sterling silver, the most tarnish resistant silver available today, each pen & base take shape in the hands of the artist. It is chased, engraved, polished by hands. The column engraving is inspired by the friezes that decorated the buildings in Paris at the end of the French 17th century.Dupont brand is engraved on the top of the pen under the dome and on the base. The numbering X/25 is engraved on the pen following the S. The inside stairs are engraved with S. Dupont by Tournaire in silver with a rhodium finish. The Capitole dome is in white 18 KT solid gold (5.1 grams on average). The obelisk inside the Capitole dome is in silver with a rhodium finish. The pyramid on the top is in solid yellow gold. Tournaire goldsmith and solid gold hallmarks are on the dome. Sterling silver hallmarks feature on the cap of the pen.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\S. The seller is "celia-o" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Philippines, Canada.