Montegrappa is revisiting Harry Potter in a brand new restricted version pen aptly named Harry Potter: Hogwarts L.E. The gathering contains a fountain pen and a rollerball, every honoring the world’s most well-known fictional college of witchcraft and wizardry as discovered within the world-renowned Harry Potter collection of books by British writer J. Okay. Rowling.
The pens observe 2020’s open version by Montegrappa, the Harry Potter Home Colours assortment, which incorporates 5 pens commemorating Hogwarts’ rival scholar homes and their mascots: Ravenclaw (eagle), Hufflepuff (badger), Slytherin (snake), and Gryffindor (lion). The fifth pen bears the Hogwarts crest atop a mosaic of the 4 mascots.
“Ever for the reason that introduction of the Harry Potter books and movies, now we have been dreaming of realizing this undertaking,” Montegrappa CEO Giuseppe Aquila explains the brand new restricted version, produced in partnership with Warner Bros. Client Merchandise. “Minds that love exploring new worlds are fairly often the identical ones that love creating with pen and paper.”
Many sides of Montegrappa
Montegrappa is well-known for its métiers d’artwork, which spotlight quite a lot of ornamental strategies carried out by hand by grasp artisans at its pen atelier in Bassano del Grappa. For my part, the corporate’s pens have solely grown extra refined over time as the subject material has discovered elevated focus inside numerous well-defined collections.
For instance, 2021’s David Bowie: Blackstar from its Icons collection and the Dante Alighieri: Inferno from the Divina Commedia assortment could seem disparate of their material, however every attracts consideration to an essential side of our tradition. And every can also be a gorgeous instance of simply what Montegrappa can do when it applies its creativeness to a pen.
The David Bowie: Blackstar restricted version showcases intricate micro engraving on a resin physique in homage to Bowie’s well-known Blackstar album sleeve, and ruthenium-plated trim on the pen confirms its modern, fashionable look.
The Dante Alighieri, in distinction, was created utilizing the traditional artwork of misplaced wax casting – a way Montegrappa is aware of effectively – together with enameling and strategically positioned bands of flame-colored resin.
Harry Potter: Hogwarts
The Harry Potter: Hogwarts clearly falls into the class of fashionable tradition, however the strategies used to create the fountain and rollerball pens attain into Montegrappa’s playbook of finely honed basic strategies out there to only some pen makers immediately. I believe this mixing up of themes, artwork kinds, and timelines imbues the pen with a near-magical contact that emphasizes what Harry Potter is all about.
The purple cabochon on the cap crown of the sterling silver pen (there’s additionally an 18-karat gold model) references the primary e book in Rowling’s collection: Harry Potter and the Thinker’s Stone. Just like the 2021 assortment, the Hogwarts College is the inspiration for the design and its coat of arms is recreated in vermeil on the barrel utilizing misplaced wax casting.
Colourful enamel panels evoke the rival homes on the college, whereas engraved banners encircling the blind cap share their mottos. The silver spring-loaded pocket clip is plated in yellow gold on the sterling silver variation.
There are simply 142 fountain pens and the identical variety of rollerball pens within the sterling silver version, the quantity a reference to Hogwart’s 142 staircases. There are seven 18-karat yellow gold fountain pens representing the varsity’s seven flooring and 4 rollerballs symbolizing the varsity’s 4 homes.
The fountain pens are piston crammed and fitted with 18-karat gold nibs.
Each variations supply area on the cap for engraving a reputation, initials, or possibly even a spell.
For extra data, please go to www.montegrappa.com/en/collections/edizionilimitate/harry-potter–hogwarts.
Fast Info Montegrappa Harry Potter: Hogwarts L.E.
Editions: fountain pen, rollerball
Nib: 14-karat gold
Cap and barrel: black resin, sterling silver, enamel; black resin, 18-karat gold, enamel
Limitation: 142 fountain pens and rollerball pens (sterling silver version); seven fountain pens and 4 rollerball pens (gold version)
Value: $4,650 (sterling silver fountain pen); $3,995 (sterling silver rollerball pen); 18-karat gold pens (contact for pricing)