Visconti Homo Sapiens Midnight in Florence Fountain Pen - Serviced June 21
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Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Visconti Homo Sapiens Midnight in Florence Limited Edition Fountain Pen. It comes with Visconti presentation box (including branded outer) and warranty card – the top of the presentation box is broken, so we’ll also include a standard Visconti presentation box. The pen has been very lightly used and is presented in excellent condition. It’s just returned from being serviced by Visconti in Italy, as the pen had an ink flow issue.
The Midnight in Florence is a limited edition of only 888 pens and this is number 468. As the name suggests, the name was inspired by when darkness falls across Florence (the hometown of Visconti). The city takes on a different feel, with the darker grey, blue and purple tones becoming more obvious than in the daytime when the city basks in sunshine.
The barrel features ribbons of shaved acryloid, which is suspended in clear resin, with the cap having the same colour palette. These pens are well known for being extremely varied when it comes to their pattern and some examples are pretty disappointing. But this is a really fantastic pen!
The pen features the patented double reservoir power filler – you simply unscrew the end of the barrel, pull up the rod, place the nib in an ink bottle and push the rod back down to fill! It’s one of our favourite filling systems and the ink capacity is huge.
The pen is fitted with an 23k Palladium medium nib.
The important details are as follows…
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