Montegrappa Desiderio (review in blog)

Description:

Desiderio represents deeply-felt desire, the longing a man or a woman has for the target or their ardour. It may be the need to perform a particular function or role, or having a wish come true. It is a most powerful force, one that fuels great art, heroic achievement, herculean effort. But it is also personal, an inner drive that craves fulfilment or satisfaction. When it flows from the mind of the musician, it can transcribe the notes to an epic symphony or a plaintive ballad. For another, it will yield a love letter that will scorch the page, or a poem that will wrench a response from the heart of the reader.

Desiderio writing instruments are made in pearlised bi-colour resin, including this red and black version, with trim in sterling silver and a filigree-cut 18kt gold nib.

No two are alike, just as all desires are unique, for the material that forms each cap and body possesses its own swirling pattern.

Montegrappa’s signature octagon accents the top, while the rolling ball at the end of the pocket clip and a thin line around the cap are coloured to contrast with the body. Upon removing the cap, the second colour is also revealed at the writing end of the pen.

Dimensions:

Length unposted: approx 123mm

Length posted: approx 155mm

Filling system:

Cartridge converter

Condition:

Immaculate

Blemishes:

None

Replacement Value

£675

Shipping:

Shipping cost is for UK only. Not available to hire outside the UK.

Packaging:

Pen will be posted in its original box. Please return in its original box.

Other instructions:

PLEASE DO NOT POST THE CAP ONTO THE BARREL OF THIS PEN DUE TO RISK OF MARKING

Choice of ink:

I have a wide range of inks and these are all listed on my profile. If you'd rather receive the pen empty, that's fine too - just let me know.

Country: United Kingdom
Brand:
Armando Simoni Club
Aurora
Bexley
Caran d'Ache
Cleo Skribent
Conklin
Conway Stewart
Cross
Delta
Diplomat
Faber-Castell
Graf von Faber-Castell
Karas Kustoms
Kaweco
Lamy
Mabie Todd
Marlen
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Montegrappa
Monteverde
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Omas
Osprey Pens
Paper Mate
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Pelikan
PenBBS
Pilot
Platinum
Sailor
Sheaffer
Staedtler
Stipula
TWSBI
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Waterman
Wahl-Eversharp
Other
Pen Price (not rental value):
Up to £50
£50 - £100
£100 - £250
£250 - £500
£500 - £1,000
£1,000 - £2,500
Pen type:
Modern
Vintage
Nib type:
Ultra Extra Fine (UEF)
Extra Fine (EF)
Fine (F)
Medium (M)
Broad (B)
Double broad (BB)
1.1mm stub
1.5mm stub
Music
Zoom
Oblique
Cursive Italic
Flex
Nib material:
Steel
Gold
Titanium