The mark of a master artisan is transforming a mundane object into a breathtaking work of art. This selection of pens is ready to inspire soaring essays and great novels or simply make preparing the weekly grocery list a lot more enjoyable.
A Mythically Marvelous Pen
Cartier Dragon Décor Pen
Inspired by traditional Chinese design, a glittering, bejeweled gold dragon wraps around the burgundy cap, which is accented by clouds and dazzling emeralds, one more of which is set at the tip of the clip. The body features tastefully alternating bands of black and gold, enhanced with tiny diamonds at the base.
Visconti Il Magnifico Black Marble Fountain Pen
Inspired by the marble artworks of Renaissance ruler Lorenzo de’ Medici, black Portoro marble with gold veins from Italy’s La Spezia Province is used for the barrel to complement the aged bronze cap and trim.
Journey to Redemption
Montegrappa Dante Alighieri: Purgatorio
The artisans at Montegrappa chose sterling silver and 18k gold to illustrate the seven deadly sins and Dante’s ascent. From the cap to the nib, this is a pen that tells a story every time it’s viewed.
Paris Under Glass
ST Dupont From Paris With Love Collector’s Kit
Celebrating Paris’s iconic Haussmann architecture, a Line D pen features details of a building from rooftop to street-level entry. The pen and a Line 2 lighter reside under a protective glass dome.
Montblanc Enzo Ferrari Rollerball Pen
The latest entry to the Great Characters line, this stunning pen honors Enzo Ferrari. Engraved with Ferrari’s logo and his signature, the red resin body and cap house a rollerball mechanism.