After 150 years of the British Union Jack waving over Hong Kong, this influential territory returns to its Motherland, China in July 1, 1997. From a Historic perspective, we cannot ignore the worldwide significance of this event. Authorized by the Association for Celebration of Reunification of Hong Kong with China, Omas creates a magnificent commemorative collection with a prestigious and emblematic design.
This distinguished writing instrument shows distinctive aspects of both Hong Kong and China in .925 sterling silver. The cap displays treasured symbols of both Hong Kong and China, with the Bauhinia flower encircled by the words "Return to the Motherland" enameled in the original red color of the Association's official logo. The clip is embellished in the same hue by a thin linear element reminiscent of basic calligraphy. The band around the cap synthesizes the Great Wall of China, one of the most recognized monuments on this earth, the OMAS logo emerging from one of the Wall's majestic gates, and the 4 ideograms meaning "Return to the Motherland" in Chinese.
The barrel of the pen follows this theme of combining Hong Kong and Chinese motifs. Sculpted in to the metal sheath of the barrel, two Chinese dragons, mother and child, allude to the relationship between Hong Kong and China and support the emblem of their unity, the pink Chinese dolphin.
The OMAS 1997 sterling silver Limited Edition is comprised of 1997 fountain pens and features an 18k gold calligraphic nib inlaid with a dragon head and engraved with the words "Hong Kong 1997".
This historic fine writing instrument has never been used and is in excellent condition. It comes complete with original boxes and documents.
Disclaimer: The Leatherette Material used for the red display box has become sensitive with age and shows some wear on the edges, as illustrated in the picture.