A particular pictorial technique has been used with great skill to recreate the warm colour of clay.
Imaginative decorations and refined ornamentation celebrate the validity of the Greek artist, able to express himself in full, unlike his Sumarian, Assyrian, Persian and Egyptian counterparts, who were in a certain sense obliged to glorify the divinities according to rigid rules imposed by courts and priests.
The 4th century BC ideal of grace and elegance is expressed in the Corinthian style votive monument erected by Lysicrates to celebrate his victory in a competition which embellishes the cap, while the grandiose Laocoon sculpture dominates the barrel.
The three-dimensional quality of this group of figures is recreated precisely in its full drama in the minute engraving which demanded long painstaking work and the sensitivity of the artist who understood it and interpreted its spirit.
The color of gold, inspired by the gold on the images of the famous vases, heightens the emotions aroused by the tensed bodies struggling vainly to free themselves from the terrible coils of the serpents.
The clip of the pen is one of the columns of the votive monument, a daring technical solution to give the pen as a whole that purity of line typical of classical art.
The cap has a pure diamond set on the end of it, to remind us that rulers of old once wore diamonds as a symbol of their strength, courage and invincibility.
The ancient Greeks thought that diamonds “adamas” were fragments of stars that had fallen to earth or, more poetically still, that they were the teardrops of the gods.
Ellas is the first in the series of Masterpieces down the Centuries. A fitting homage to the culture and art which, more than any other, glorified pure beauty and most influenced its subsequent evolution.
Very exclusive Limited and Numbered Edition of only 50 Piston Filled Fountain Pens in 18K Yellow Gold with a pure Diamond.