Name: Gioia Alleria Grotta Azzura Fountain Pen
Maker: Gioia Pens, Naples, Italy
Colour: Marbled Blue with Rhodium Trim
Material: Precious Resin & Rhodium Plated Trim
Nib: Gioia Engraved Steel #6 Jowo Nib
Filling System: Piston Filled
Gioia Pens are Neapolitan producers of luxury hand-turned fountain pens
Gioia Alleria Grotta Azzura (Blue Grotto)
The Alleria Grotta Azzura is a handmade fountain pen turned from precious resin. The Grotta Azzura or Blue Grotto, is a sea cave on the coast of the Island of Capri, Southern Italy. During Roman times, the grotto was used as the personal swimming spot of Emperor Tiberius as well as a marine temple decorated with several statues of the Roman sea gods Neptune and Triton. The precious resin of the pen swirls with the mysterious blues of Tiberius's sacred sanctuary.
The Alleria is a full sized modern classic, measuring in at 142mm capped. The pen has been turned from Italian precious resin and its marbled finish smacks of sophistication. The barrel threads are unique, being at the foot of the grip section, they facilitate a tight seal and a graceful capping experience.
The well sprung rhodium plated clip is made using an ancient goldsmith’s process called “lost wax casting”. The cap and the barrel together have five trim rings that confer a neo-classic look. The result: a fountain pen with a modern silhouette and a strikingly attractive colour combination that smacks of Italian craftsmanship. With a smooth piston filling mechanism, huge ink capacity and a range of nib options, Gioia pens are here to stay.
The iridium-tipped #6 JoWo steel nib is available in six different sizes:
Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, 1.1 Stub and 1.5 Stub
Length capped: 142mm
Length uncapped: 134mm
Barrel diameter: 16mm
Section Diameter: 11.5mm
Cap diameter: 16mm