Pre-Owned Pens: Montegrappa Dragon

Pre-Owned Pens: 1691 Montegrappa Dragon
Era: 1980-present
Price: $950.00
In 1995, Italian artisans created the limited edition Montegrappa Dragon. Using Montegrappa's stunning hand-turned celluloid for a foundation, they built on top of it a sterling silver imperial dragon from the ancient Chinese traditions. Dragons were often seen as a symbol of wealth and power in ancient Chinese society, but only an emperor would be permitted to have a 5-clawed dragon, such as the one here. Each dragon was handmade and sports red stones for eyes. This pen is like new, complete with its many layers of boxes and papers. The nib is a two-tone 18k gold with a fine point. The display box has a sterling silver seal. None of the sterling silver has been polished or cleaned, to preserve any chemical coating the company might have used to reduce tarnishing. A little discoloration is visible, especially on the box seal. The filler piston is a little stiff but works...not that you'd likely want to make this a daily user. Extra international shipping charges apply.