Vallecchi celebrates the Ars Maior of Attorneys, one of the oldest and most prestigious professions, with an elegant new fountain-pen, a refined and exclusive jewel of the Florentine goldsmith’s art. The first news concerning this guild dates back to 1212. New entrants faced a long period of preparation before entering the profession, and new candidates were expected to possess particular personal and moral requisites. The minimum age to enter the Guild was twenty and the moment of enrolment marked the separation into two distinct careers with future judges or attorneys vowing to abstain from performing functions proper to the notary. After dedicating a book of great historical-literary value to this illustrious figure, Vallecchi has decided to pay a further tribute. The Avvocato fountain-pen in its two versions – one gold and one in palladium-plated silver – is a unique product for its production features and a design that combines elements of tradition with product functionality. The precious metal pen barrel has “orange peel” workmanship and rhombus-shaped engravings that pick up the motif of the little blue enamel medal. The end, cap and section are made of black acrylic resin.
Produced in collaboration with the prestigious Florentine firm Stipula, in full respect of the tradition of the artisan workshops, and combining the age-old workmanship with modern technologies to create a product with a high content of manual skill, the Avvocato fountain-pen is available in solid 925 silver or 18 kt. gold. The top of the cap bears the crest of the Judges and Notaries Guild, just as it appears today on the facade of the Church of Orsanmichele in Florence, in the form of a bas-relief in gold or silver on a blue enamel ground. The clip is engraved with the Vallecchi trademark, while the series number is engraved on the section. The fountain-pen comes with a guarantee and in a case that opens like a book.
Silver Edition: Fountain-pen in palladium-plated solid 925 silver. Stipula 6 mm nib in palladium-plated silver, single size M. Piston filling.
Edition: 400 pieces
Gold Edition: Fountain-pen in 18 kt. gold. Stipula 6 mm nib in 18 kt. gold, single size M. Piston filling.
Edition: 49 pieces