333 fountain pens
Dante Alighieri, universally recognised as the father of the Italian language, wrote the Divine Comedy between 1300 and 1321, the year of his death. It is the most important literary testimony of medieval civilisation and one of the greatest works of universal literature.
The Divine Comedy recounts an imaginary journey into the three realms of the afterlife - Hell, Purgatory and Paradise - offering an insight into medieval morals and ethics and the worldview developed by the Catholic Church.
Divided into 3 Books, consisting of 33 sections structured in triplets.
Marlen made a collection of 3 pens to celebrate the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death.
The 3 pens have the same shape and structure, but differ in the decoration and materials used.
They are all made of pearly resin and wood; a coin with Dante's portrait is set at the top of the cap.
The clip represents his dagger (the original is kept at the Dante's House Museum).
Ivory pearly resin, precious wood, sterling silver rings and a large silver band representing the Earth surrounded by concentric spheres of the sky that compose the Paradise.
The dagger in the clip is made of bronze on a silver base.
Brown pearly resin, precious wood, copper rings and a large copper band representing the levels of the Purgatory.
The dagger in the clip is made of silver on a copper base.
Deep gray pearly resin, precious wood, bronzerings and a large bronze band representing the Hell and the Circles into which it's divided.
The dagger in the clip is made of silver on a bronze base.
Filling system: a cartridge/converter
Nib: steel, available as F, M, B.
The collection includes fountain pens and rollers, with the same features.
The complete Set of the 3 pens - Inferno, Purgatorio and Paradiso - is offered with 18 kt gold nibs, in a single box.
The pens are the same as the previous described and only differ for the nib.
Only 233 Sets of fountain pens and 133 of rollers are made.
The pens will be released at the end of July. Bookable now.