Italian architecture is a hotbed of fascination and inspiration. The Abbey of San Miniato al Monte in Florence, with its rich history and numerous symbols to decipher, was the starting point for the creation of a homonymous collection. To celebrate the Basilica's thousandth anniversary, Visconti partnered its expert craftsmen with architect Andrea Parigi from the Simbolo Vivo studio. The result was a series of writing instruments inspired by the greatest architectural masterpieces of the Tuscan capital.
A MASTERPIECE IN MARBLE
The San Miniato fountain pen collection comes in two variants, Prato green marble and Carrara white marble, that reflect the chromatic dualism of the Church. Solid and solemn, the body of the pen is carved from an entire block of marble using artisanal sculptural techniques and designed to stand the test of time.
The 18kt gold nib is produced entirely in our workshops, as is the innovative Power Filler filling system. The metalwork is made of 925 silver and finished in vermeil to give the writing instrument extra brightness. Both the marble and silver components are carefully hand-polished following crystal polishing processes.
A BESPOKE CASE
Collectors might also enjoy the custom made case that accompanies the San Miniato del Monte collection. This beautiful display case is made of olive wood embellished with a series of engravings depicting the symbols of the Abbey. In addition, the front of the case features two metal plaques meticulously engraved with the image of San Miniato al Monte and the Visconti logo.
Limited to 155 pieces
Nib: Solid 18K Gold
Brand new in the original box
We are not an authorized Visconti Dealer. We purchased stock from a dealer who has retired and sold off their inventory.
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