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Montegrappa 220th Anniversary of "Il Teatro La Fenice di Venezia" Limited Edition

Montegrappa, Italy’s most revered manufacturer of fine writing implements, is pleased to announce that it has created a series of pens honouring “Il Teatro La Fenice”, the legendary opera house of Venice. The luxurious fountain pens and roller balls represent both the aesthetic details that accent this exquisite hall, and the history with which it is imbued. Even the name – Italian for “the Phoenix” – has historical import, for it bravely addresses a saga that encompasses three conflagrations which have destroyed La Fenice. On every occasion, the community of Venice has rallied to rebuild the opera house, ensuring that it would be truly a venue on a par with the world’s greatest.

Like the architects who worked from old images to stay true to the look of La Fenice, Montegrappa has fashioned a pen of celluloid and precious metals, inspired by the chandeliers, the pillars and the exquisite rococo filigrees that decorate every interior surface. It is opulent, luxurious, ornate – as opera has always demanded.

Montegrappa’s 220th Anniversary of Il Teatro La Fenice di Venezia Limited Edition Pens will be issued in a total of 1790 examples, as follows:

    • 1000 sterling silver fountain pens
    • 745 sterling silver roller balls
    • 27 solid 18K gold fountain pens
    • 18 solid 18K gold roller balls

As with all Montegrappa limited editions, the production numbers bear special relevance.

    • On June 29th 1790, architect Giannantonio Selva was awarded the tender for the design of the            theatre building
    • 27 was the number of months required to demolish the previous building
    • 18 was the number of months required to construct the new building

Since 1912, Montegrappa has been manufacturing high-quality writing instruments in the same historic building in Bassano del Grappa, North East Italy.