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Thu, Dec 12, 2019 7:00 PM UTC
Berkeley, CA, USA

Fine Pens

PBA Galleries
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PBA's latest Fine Pens sale, features over 400 lots of modern and vintage writing instruments. The offerings come from some of the most illustrious collections in Europe, Asia and the United States, and represent some of the most outstanding pens currently available on the market. Leading the sale is a selection of almost 100 modern Montblanc pens. The selection includes numerous Writers Series, Patron of Art Series, and Artisan Edition masterworks. Foremost among these is a rare and coveted Gustave Eiffel fountain pen with a skeletonozed 18K white gold lattice studded with an elaborate network of rivets recalling the Eiffel Tower and a transparent captop dome with a floating mother-of-pearl Montblanc star. Vintage pens comprise an increasingly dynamic sector of the auction marketplace, and we're very pleased to offer a selection of interesting and historically significant vintage instruments. Of special interest is an exceedingly rare and important Parker Ribbon eyedropper-filler fountain pen with a hand-carved gold-filled body elaborately ornamented with ribbon-like scrollery and flowers The sale ends with a diverse selection of modern limited pens from various makers, including numerous excellent instruments by Montegrappa, OMAS, Parker, Pelikan, Aurora, Loiminchay, Krone, Visconti, Cartier, Delta, Dupont and others, and two fine timepieces from Harry Winston and Panerai. Included among these lots is a Montegrappa Luxor Blue Nile fountain pen with a heavy, sculptural 18K gold overlay, a customized OMAS Triratna variant in 18K rose gold, and four wonderful Parker and Pelikan limited editions with skillful maki-e embellishment.
 
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