Montegrappa introduces Sophia Silver Fountain Pen
December 24, 2015: Montegrappa’s new Sophia pen has quite an archeological twist on it. The cap of the pen features an image of the Rosetta Stone, an archaeological discovery of immeasurable importance. On it appears a single text written in three different language systems (hieroglyphics, demotic and classical Greek). Other symbols of Egyptian civilization complete the decoration of the cap: samples of hieroglyphics and demotic writing, the sphinx, the pyramids and a representation of Thot, the god of knowledge to whom the Egyptians attributed the invention of writing.
The barrel of the Montegrappa Sophia Silver Fountain Pen shows an example of Greek and a detail of Raphael’s famous fresco “The School of Athens” in which the philosophers Aristotle and Plato and the mathematician and thinker Pythagoras can be seen.
Some of the 4,000 characters, representing all the alphabets in the world, which decorate the walls of the new Bibliotheca Alexandrina, are inscribed on the barrel of the Sophia Limited Edition Silver Fountain Pen.
The cap and barrel, crafted in sterling silver are decorated using the exclusive technique of burin engraving, with applications of yellow gold and rose gold, which add relief and magnificence to the details.
The Montegrappa Sophia Silver Fountain Pen is crafted using sterling silver, 18K yellow gold, 18K rose gold, resin and is available in a limited edition of 1200 pieces.