The Visconti Rembrandt fountain pen is a wonderful tribute to Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn, considered one of the greatest masters of Baroque painting and printmaking, surely being the most important artist in the history of the Netherlands. His contribution to painting matches what historians have called the Dutch Golden Age and peak of culture, science, commerce, power and political influence.
The biggest news of the Rembrandt collection is surely its magnetic closure designed to avoid a “false lock”.
The painting technique, “chiaroscuro” inspired Visconti to use a resin with different shades ranging from dark orange to bright jewel tones.
The collection can be personalized using the well-known Visconti My Pen System – with the instant application of the initials, the zodiac sign or the semi-precious stone preferred by the fortunate future owner of a Visconti pen.
The Visconti Orange Rembrandt measures 159mm in length and 12.7mm in diameter. It fills via the cartridge/converter method and will available with a steel nib in F,M, and B sizes this month for approximately $130.
In addition to the fountain pen, rollerball, and ballpoint, there is also a Limited Edition Calligraphy Set available. This special set consists of a fountain pen with medium-fine nib or rollergraphic front piece, an extra-fine, highly elastic nib for English Script, a firm, square 1.5 mm nib for Italic or Gothic Script, an inkwell, a set of plastified blotting paper to clean your nibs without getting your fingers dirty and two magnetic stands to hold the nibs between one exercise and the next. More information can be found at La Couronne du Comte.