OMAS introduces the Tauromaquia Limited Edition Fountain, a representation of the tradition of bullfighting in Spain. Derived from the Latin taurus (bull) and from the Greek machia (battle), the Tauromaquia was a widespread spectacle throughout the Mediterranean during the second millennium BC. The origins of the event are still debated today but most historians agree that games involving men and bulls were held in both ancient Greece and ancient Rome. It was during the reign of John II that the first dedicated bullfighting rings were built in Spain. It is a pastime that has had both support and opposition from the authorities through the ages and which has inspired poets such as Garcia Lorca, painters such as Picasso and writers of the caliber of Hemingway.
OMAS has recreated this drama using enamel and precious sterling silver on the superb Tauromaquia fountain pen: the red, purple and bright yellow cape, the powerful black bull and the orange color of the sand and sun. Man and beast scrutinize each other as the final moment draws near, when victory is achieved or defeat suffered. The figure of the bullfighter is elegant, the position perfect. The clothing is adorned with the symbols of luck and courage worn by valiant performers. The top of the cap is made from natural horn and has been left deliberately simple, austere even, to symbolize the central part of the arena used for the fight. The OMAS Tauromaquia Fountain is limited to just 500 pieces worldwide.
The use of enamel and precious metal on this superb fountain pen dedicated to a sophisticated yet primeval struggle evoke the dominant colours of the bullfight: the red, purple and bright yellow cape, the powerful black bull and the orange colour of the sand and sun.The top of the cap is made from natural horn and has been left deliberately simple, austere even, to symbolise the arena with its external arcade, internal terracing and the central part of the space used for the fight itself. A range of meanings, bright colours and talents for a limited edition fountain pen designed not just used for writing but as a work of art to be showcased.
This particular pen is in near mint used condition! It has been inked, but flushed thoroughly for the new owner.
Fully working and ready to write.
Consider the pictures as part of the description as they show the exact pen that will be purchased.
Comes fitted with an original Omas 18k white gold Medium (M) nib.
Complete with boxes and papers.