Sandro Botticelli (real name Alessandro Filipepi) was born in Florence in 1445, where he died in 1510. He was an Italian painter of the Florentine school during the Early Renaissance.
The Botticelli fountain pen
Produced in only 28 pieces worldwide, in Italian resin bands alternated with sterling silver rings; cap and body in brown-nut-grey tones.
28 fountain pens
At the cap top, a silver disc reproduces Marlen logo.
Piston filling system.
The art of miniature enamelling
The technique of fire enamel over precious metal, very famous since Renaissance, is nowadays applied by very few skilled artisans.
The color brushstroke cannot be put in a large quantity, because it would irreparably spread at melting, during repeated bakings at 750°C. This is the reason why the painting must be painted a tittle piece at time, baking it several times.
A good miniature need 20 to 50 cookings, and it's finished when the painter doesn't think to add anything else.