Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Fountain Pens

A fountain pen is a writing instrument which uses a metal nib to apply a water-based ink to paper.

Visconti the Forbidden City HRH Fountain Pen — $50,000

 

 It is distinguished from earlier dip pens by using an internal reservoir to hold ink, eliminating the need to repeatedly dip the pen in an inkwell during use.

Caran D’Ache La Modernista Diamond Pen — $265,000

 

The pen draws ink from the reservoir through a feed to the nib and deposits it on paper via a combination of gravity and capillary action.

Fountain Pen Patron of Art Hommage à Scipione Borghese — $8,900

 

There are several factors that allows a company to dictate extremely high prices for these writing tools.

Mystery Masterpiece by Montblanc and Van Cleef and Arpels — $730,000

 

Each item features superior engineering and is a part of a long history of the brand.

Caran d’Ache Leman Yellow 18ct Gold Limited Edition Pen — $26,575

 

Many Fountain pens are expensive because of high material costs and high production costs.

Luciano Pavarotti Limited Edition 888 Fountain Pen — $9,200

 

One contributing factor is the material of the nib. The tip of the nib is sometimes of a different material than the rest of the nib. Hence, you might have platinum tips, or iridium tips, or gold tips, in short tips of precious metals.

Aurora Diamante Fountain Pen — $1,470,000

 

The other factor that determines a high price for the pens is certainly their supreme quality. Craftsmanship and several hours of manual work are required to produce each item.

Varese Limited Edition Pens by Ferrari da Varese — $9,800.00

 

It often takes more than 100 steps for production of the whole pen.

Graf von Faber-Castell Pen — $2,000

 

A lot of effort and skills are required to give it the perfect symmetry and shape.

Caran d’Ache 1010 Diamonds Limited Edition Fountain Pen — $1,000,000

 

Enjoy my expensive collection of fountain pens and feel free to add your own discoveries!

 

(fountain pens and prices posted on the Internet 12/21. Actual prices may vary)

 

 

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