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Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Limited Edition Alexander Fountain Pen

RRP:
£1,395.00
Price:
£1,150.00
( £958.33 ex. VAT )
You save:
£245.00
-18%
Colour:
Green
Product Type:
Fountain Pen
Availability
Dispatched in 4 to 7 days
Free Delivery Price includes VAT & free UK delivery
Essential info
  • Medium nib width
  • Handmade, bicolour 18-carat gold nib
  • Engraved, painted and lacquered barrel
  • Solid Sterling silver accents
  • AOFC monogram engraved on cap end
  • Sprung, artiulated clip
  • Special edition gift box
  • Suitable for use with cartridge or converter system
  • Limited to 1,898 pieces worldwide
  • Length capped: 137mm
  • Length: 130mm
  • Barrel diameter: 12mm
  • Length posted: 169mm
  • Cap diameter: 12mm
Description
  • A clause in the will of Ottilie's grandfather meant the 'Faber' name should be kept in the company for all time. Upon Ottilie's marriage to Alexander zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, the new noble family of “von Faber-Castell” was created.

    Alexander was a captain in the Bavarian Cavalry and an aristocrat, not necessarily the best preparation for life as a merchant. He soon got to grips with managing the global business and in 1905 successfully launched the Castell 9000 pencil in his regiment's colour. This classic green provides the inspiration for the metal barrel of the “Limited Edition Alexander”, which is finely engraved and painted in the same green before several layers of lacquer are applied and polished. This process requires highly skilled craftsmen to retain the angular shape of the barrel and results in a subtle brilliance and depth which is complemented to great effect by the solid 92.5% Sterling silver accents.

    The cap end is embellished with an engraved '"AOFC" monogram in reference to the couple who inspired this pair of very special pens.

    With reference to the year of Ottilie and Alexander von Faber-Castell’s wedding, the fountain pens are limited to 1,898 pens each.

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