The unique beauty of the Aphrodite fountain pen by Montegrappa is evident on first glance. Its bold size, the sculptural dynamism of its lavish, high relief overlay, the juxtaposition of contrasting materials, and of contrasting forms (rigidly architectural and fluidly organic) - all work together to spark an immediate fascination in the beholder, and all are classic MONTEGRAPPA.
On closer inspection, one cannot help but marvel at the intricacy of detail - the various textures of bark, leaves and skin, the movement of water, the tangle of flowing hair.
The figures of the Goddess herself, and of her beloved hunter, Adonis, seem to be simultaneously contained by, and also transgressing, their alcove niches, so that they manage to evoke not only their status as mythological figures of classical art and statuary, but also the fleshly human realities they represent.This beautiful writing instrument has never been used and comes complete with boxes/documents. Please look over our images carefully as they represent the actual product for sale.