Vallecchi celebrates the Ars Maior of Physicians and Pharmacists, one of the oldest and most prestigious guilds, with an elegant new fountain-pen, a refined and exclusive jewel of the Florentine goldsmith’s art. The activity of this Guild consisted in the practise of medicine and surgery, according to the notions of the times. The physicians of old personally prepared the medicines for their patients, while the pharmacists procured the herbs, drugs and spices necessary to prepare the medicines and devoted themselves to trading in perfumes, essential oils and dyestuffs. Illustrious members of this Guild included Dante and Giotto, while its patron was the Madonna of the Rose. A famous statue by Simone Ferrucci can still be seen in a niche on the facade of the Church of Orsanmichele in Florence. After dedicating a book of great historical-literary value to the Physician, Vallecchi has decided to pay a further tribute to this figure. The 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 Medico fountain-pen is available in solid 925 silver or 18 kt. gold. The top of the cap bears the crest of the Physicians and Pharmacists Guild, a reproduction of the Madonna of the Rose, 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