For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Limited Edition 2002 Ancora Vezuvio Red Fountain Pen with Gold Plated over Sterling Silver Trim with ultra smooth writing 18K Fine NIB. This fountain pen comes in the original box with documentation. I consider this Fountain Pen to be in Mint Condition.
Ancora masters created the pen "Vezuvio" dedicated to one of the most dangerous and mysterious volcanoes. Vesuvius is sadly known for its eruption in AD 79 that led to the burying and destruction of the Roman cities Pompeii and Herculaneum. The eruption ejected a cloud of stones, ashes and volcanic gases to a height of 20 1/2 miles up into the atmosphere and over 1,000 were killed. The Vesuvio pen has been created by the Ancora Masters and uses fragments of the volcano’s lava.
The Anorca Vezuvio Red Fountain Pen is a Limited Edition. This particular pen is #38 out of 88 pieces. This is inscribed on the barrel. These Ancora Limited Edition Fountain Pens retail on the Ancora website for 2850 euro or roughly $3300usd. The pen has a very distinct appearance and really provides that "rich and luxurious" look that Ancora Limited Edition pieces are known for!
This Ancora is in mint condition. It may have been inked once of twice before I did a sample writing test. This fountain pen cap and barrel are in magnificent condition with no repairs with the cap always securing tightly to the barrel. The barrel displays 18K Gold Plate over Sterling Silver trim marked, "925". The top of the cap displays a certified polished Mt. Vesuvius lava stone with a polished natural semi-precious genuine Granato stone as the top finial. This Ancora Fountain Pen measures 6 1/8" in length capped, 7 1/4" posted, and diameter at the widest point measures 17.5mm - it is a large pen for bigger hands if one intends to write with it.
This Ancora comes with the 18K/750 1919 FINE Nib which Ancora designates Fine on the nib. Measuring the point (iridium) of this Nib, it is measuring roughly .64mm when measured with digital calipers. These Ancora 18K nibs are known to be smooth writers and a bit of flex. This NIB creates a wonderfully smooth writing experience and is a pleasure to write with. The writing sample provided in the image has a medium stroke that measures .69mm and can flex to a double broad 1.39mm with normal to medium writing pressure when measured with digital calipers. The sample was done with the actual pen in the images that are listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Parker Quink Blue-black Ink.
The pen uses an Ink Converter that is supplied and works as designed to with my tests in Water.
Provided with the pen are the Ancora factory inner and outer factory boxes with International Warranty Certificate. The red velvet box also contains the glass inkwell with is in perfect condition.
This is an absolutely gorgeous and very ornate Ancora. The iridescent red resin material provides a bold look and the 18K gold plated over sterling gives the grand appearance. I consider this pen to be in Mint Condition with all the boxes and documentation. Would make for a stunning Holiday gift or spectacular fountain pen that is ready to write with or just add to your writing arsenal collection!
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