VERY RARE OMAS Giacomo Casanova Solid 18kt GOLD Limited Edition Fountain Pen No. 23/ 73
Solid Gold Edition: #23 of only 73 fountain pens exist in the world! Solid 18kt Gold 750 both cap and knob! Solid 18kt Gold Nib, Size M, w/Cherub engraved! The largest 18kt gold nib in the market! Richard Ginori Porcelian on barrel and cameo Barrel and Cameo handpainted! Piston Filling System – push button Collector’s Jewelry Box Collector’s Booklet
(Please note: The handmade leather pen case is not included)
Retail: $4,695 Current value: $7,000usd
(Fountain pen has been used a few times and in perfect writing condition. However, it had suffer a roll off and has a minor fracture to one area of the porcelain.)
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Overall conditions: Fine - Near Mint!
The cap alone contain $1,200 worth in gold!
Dimensions: fountain pen, Length – 7 3/8” or 186.50 mm Diameter – ¾” or 18 mm at maximum
Collector’s Jewelry Box – 12 ½” x 7” x 3”
Collector’s Booklet – 12” x 7”; 26 pgs in Italian, English, and French
Giacomo Casanova – History (Venice 1725 – Dux, Bohemia 1798)
In Giacomo Casanova, writer, financier, diplomat, swordsman, musician, adventurer, guest of kings and the powerful, imprisoned for fraud and always on the lookout for new amorous adventures, reality and literature are interwoven so closely that it has become impossible to separate the man from the literary legend created by himself. His life was a succession of mixed fortunes.
In the time he had between his travels and adventures – which led him from the court of kings, privilege and wealth to the squalor of prison – he busied himself with art, philosophy and science. During the later stages of his life, when he had become librarian to the Count of Waldstein, in Dux Castle, he wrote his most famous works: History of My escape from the Prisons of the Republic of Venice called the Leads and above all History of My Life.
His way of handling situations, the spasmodic taste for adventure, interpreted differently every time, with a persistent undercurrent of cynicism, yet combined with generosity, highlight a unique character. A genuine Italian adventurer, Casanova considered this latter literary work his most extreme adventure.
Richard Ginori’s Porcelian, est. 1735
The noble history of the Richard Ginori Factory began in Florence in 1735. Carlo Ginori, a nobleman with a reformist and entrepreneurial spirit, decided at the age of thirty-five to use his country estate in Doccia, just outside Florence, to create a porcelain and maiolica factory to restore the splendours of the Medici artistic tradition to Florence.
At the time Europe saw an explosion in the manufacturing of porcelain, that prestigious mix first made in China around 1000 AD and introduced to the European continent by Marco Polo.
The products created in Doccia were immediately distinguished by their fine quality and refined Florentine taste which sought to recreate the sinuosity of classical and early renaissance forms and the decorations of epic poems and mythology. To maintain exceptional standards the production process was supervised by Saxon masters brought to Florence by Carlo Ginori.
His love of art and collections meant that Carlo Ginori was the real curator of the collection of moulds and artefacts produced at the time and which still fills the rooms at the Doccia Museum.
Today, Richard Ginori continues to personify quality and functionality in its porcelain manufacturing: attention to detail, hand-painted decorations and traditional craftsmanship are combined with the most sophisticated production techniques. The spirit of research and the love of pure elegance remain unchanged for the benefit of those who appreciate these values.