Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Classic Fountain Pens - Visconti Opera Club

Italian pen manufacturer Visconti was founded in 1988. Their products represented the rediscovery and relaunch of celluloid as a material for fountain pens.

Visconti is well known for its mastery and skills to produce high quality writing instruments. Based on the “Squaring of the Circle” design the Opera Club offers something unique,  a translucent model that is hand carved from a block of luxurious celluloid, laminated in layers to great effect.

Recently acquired by Hepworth Dixon, fully serviced and pictured below. The Visconti Opera Club in Honey Almond.

Visconti Opera Club in Honey Almond

This beautiful Visconti Opera Club fountain pen, produced in c.2007, is in near mint condition. Each writing instrument in Opera collection is squared with rounded corners. Hand-turned from celluloid materials and accented by a unique cap band and spring loaded clip, the four-faceted celluloid cap and barrel are a beautiful cream and gold in color -- Visconti's Honey Almond. All trim is gold plated. 

The pen's cap bears Visconti's wide cap band engraved with the model name: OPERA . The cap of the pen is further accented with Visconti's badging along the clip and at the cap's end. The pen has a wonderful 14ct gold Visconti nib, which is medium in size. Pen is complete with a piston converter, or the converter provided can be removed and the pen will accept ink cartridges.

Visconti Opera Club fountain pen is 5.3/8 ins long capped, 5.1/8 ins long uncapped, and 6.1/2 ins long when posted. Diameter is 1/2 in at the cap band.

Pen is presented in its original presentation case with outer box.

This beautiful Visconti Club Opera fountain pen is now seeking a new home. For further details, please visit:

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