The Blue Serpent pen takes its inspiration from the Blue Serpent Clock Egg. In accordance with the Romanov tradition, this piece was presented to Empress Maria Fedorovna in 1887 by her husband, Tsar Alexander III.
Consuelo Venderbilt, the Duchess of Marlborough saw the Imperial Blue Serpent Clock Egg on a visit to Russia and was stricken by its beauty. Shortly thereafter, Faberge was commissioned to recreate the design, which was completed in 1902, this time in Pink, bearing her initials.
The Pink Serpent pen takes its inspiration from this historical Faberge Egg, the only one made for an American.
Crafted in Europe from .925 sterling silver, each individual piece is meticulously guilloched (engraved) to exact specification. Translucent enamel is then applied to the guilloche, which adds depth and beauty to the perfectly finished surface. The serpent patterned grip and leaves are layered in 22-karat yellow gold.
Fitted with Michel Perchin 18-karat gold nib and ebonite feeder, the Serpent pens are limited to production of 500 pieces in Blue and 500 pieces in Pink. This particular pen is a first edition serpent and was limited to just 10 creations.
The pen does not include boxes or documents.