MARLEN "MAYA-TIKAL" FOUNTAIN PEN.
Black celluloid barrel, ivory coloured cap and silver details.
Limited edition. 182/360
18kt rose gold nib. F point.
Screw cap. Piston loading.
Measures: 15,5 cm. length, 22 mm. diameter.
Rarely seen today, this incredible pen has a grey-black celluloid body and a marbled ivory resin cap. The body is adorned with a layer of hand-worked sterling silver, while the clip is made of hand-worked sterling silver vermeil. It has a medium-sized two-tone 18kt gold nib. See the final photo for an image of the medium nib. Piston filler, with the blind cap as the piston knob.
Marlen pens are handmade in the Naples region of Italy and are known throughout the world for their distinctive designs and use of diverse materials. This pen features the Marlen approach to harmonious and aesthetic design. Part of the Cosmic Beliefs series, this pen was launched around 1999 as a limited, numbered series of 416 pieces in this sterling silver version. It celebrates Tikal (founded in 416AD), the capital of the Maya Empire, which spanned Central America in the era from 1500 BC to 1500 AD. The decorations on the silver barrel plate and clip capture images of the advanced hieroglyphic language and monumental art of the Maya. New from antique stock, with an 18kts gold nib.
. Overall, the antiqued metalwork has a nice patina, with slight nicks, dings, imperfections and grooves evidencing the handwork of the metal parts. Thank you for your cooperation in making my service efficient and relatively risk free.