Name: Montegrappa Romeo Fountain Pen & Ballpoint Pen Set No.0004 & 0740 Maker: Montegrappa, Italy c1995
Material: 925 Sterling Silver
Nib: 18k 750 Gold Nib: Medium
Filling System: Montegrappa Ink Converter / Cartridges
FP Length: 124mm
Condition: Near Mint
The Full Story
Released in 1995 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Montegrappa released a limited edition run of 3500 Romeo & Juliet pens in chased sterling silver.
The pens are an example of a superb standard of silver work, with highly detailed light relief chasing throughout and a silver casting of Romeo himself on the clip.
The fountain pen carries an 18k Gold medium nib, with greek key motif set to a handmade ebonite feed. The fountain pen and ballpoint pen are both in near mint condition.The box set includes, presentation case, polishing cloth, Montegrappa 1912 booklet, cartridges, ink converter, and Montegrappa instructions. Please note the box is not an original. The pen has been given a gentle polish and the nib has been tested, tuned and cleaned. Both are ready to write out of the box.
The Nitty Gritty
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks splits or engravings.
Both the cartouches are blank should you wish to engrave them
There are only the lightest signs of use to these pens, they are near perfect examples.
The 18k Nib is an absolute pleasure to write with, it is mediumn, with a little springyness to it. A very responsive pen, the feed keeps up well and offers a nice wet line. A superb piece of craftsmanship from Montegrappa, truly a beauty of a writer.
Fountain Pen Measurements
Length capped: 124mm
Length uncapped: 118mm
Cap length: 45mm
Barrel diameter: 10mm
Cap diameter: 11mm
Ballpoint Pen Measurements
Length capped: 121mm