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Visconti Tutankhamun Fountain Pen

Regular price$4,795.00


Exactly 100 years ago, the tomb of Tutankhamun, the most famous pharaoh in ancient Egyptian history, was found. This incredible discovery proved to be one of the most momentous events in 20th century cultural history and to commemorate Visconti is proud to present the "Tutankhamun" Limited Edition.

Tutankhamun ruled Egypt as pharaoh for over 10 years until his death at the age of just 19, around 1324 B.C. Though his rule was notable for reversing the religious reforms of his father, Tutankhamun's legacy was largely negated by his successors. He was barely known to the modern world until November 1922, when British archaeologist Howard Carter chiseled into his intact tomb. The tomb revealed a hoard of treasure, intended to accompany the king into the afterlife, and gave incredible insight into ancient Egyptian life. The discovery also made Tutankhamun the world's most famous pharaoh.

Visconti pays tribute with a pen that depicts many of the sacred artifacts and prominent features from Tutankhamun's burial tomb. Particular attention has been given to the symbolism and bejeweled magnificence of Tutankhamen's iconic burial mask.

The pen cap and barrel both feature a central band made from ivory colored resin, engraved with hieroglyphics and ancient images from the walls inside the burial chamber, using a scrimshaw technique, a complicated and time consuming process. The engravings are filled with black ink, polished and then hand painted. Strips of blue, red and green enamel are present throughout the pen, reminiscent of the pharaoh's necklace. A series of darker blue enameled stripes adorn the top of the pen cap, as featured on the Nemes cloth covering Tutankhamun's crown, a symbol of the Pharaoh's power. A cobra is intricately carved into the bottom of the pen cap representing Tutankhamun's rule of Lower Egypt and adorns the headcloth of his burial mask. The design of the blind cap echoes Tutankhamun's beard. All trims are plated in a luxurious brushed satin yellow gold finish.

The Tutankhamun collection is limited to just 100 pieces to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the discovery of his tomb. Each pen is individually numbered on the base of the cap.Ê

Each pen is packaged and displayed in an ornate reproduction of King Tutankhamun's sarcophagus. The pen sits inside on a bed of red flocked fabric and can be viewed through the window covering the top of the display. The sarcophagus sits on a pedestal made of olive wood which is engraved with the name of the collection.

This fountain pen is is equipped with a threaded cap and features Visconti's patented Double-Reservoir, Power-Filler System, ink window and is further enhanced with Visconti's in-house, 18kt yellow gold nib available in Fine and Medium.

Item Specifications:
Condition: New
Brand: Visconti
Type: Fountain Pens
Color: Ivory/White, Gold
Demonstrator: No
Body Material: Resin, Sterling Silver
Cap Type: Screw-cap
Compatible inks & refills: Bottled inks
Filling Mechanism: Double Reservoir Power Filler
Grip Material: Resin
Nib Size: Fine
Nib Color: Gold
Nib Material: 18k Gold
Postable: No
Retractable: No
Trim: Gold Vermeil, Enamel
Length - Nib: 22.8mm (0.90in)
Weight - Overall (g): 102.0g

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Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Visconti Tutankhamun!!

I just fell in love with the masterpiece the first time I saw it online. Pictures don't do justice. It's one of the best fountain pens I ever bought, though not the most expensive one. The case is even better than I imagined. I am very happy with the purchase and as ever the team at Truphae have been amazing through the whole process.

Diane Benz
King Tut Did Not Disappoint!!

What an amazing presentation! Definitely a display piece. So happy I decided to purchase this. The sarcophagus is simply beautiful. The pen is magnificent. From the coloring, the nib, the hieroglyphics to the inlays, WOW! Every part of this pen speaks to the quality of Visconti. Surely will become a family heirloom!

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