Limited edition of the Montegrappa Pen on the occasion of the BA inauguration
The Bibliotheca Alexandrina, was inaugurated in a solemn ceremony on 16 October 2002. This new Library is the result of a joint initiative by President Mubarak of Egypt and Unesco, the cultural arm of the United Nations.
Monte grappa, the oldest Italian manufacturer of writing instruments, has had the great honor of being entrusted by Unesco with the task of creating a commemorative fountain pen in a limited edition of only 331 pieces, a number recalling the year of the foundation of the city of Alexandria in 331 B.C.
Available exclusively as a fountain pen, it is made of sterling silver with small part in blue resin. This valuable pen is octagonal in shape. Its barrel and the cap top are engraved with the logos of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina and Unesco respectively.
The clip is adorned with sapphire of 0.16 carat. The rip is naturally of 18 carat gold and the filling is by converter or cartridge.
This precious octagonal hand made design is a unique piece of Monte grappa creation. A pen that is different from all other pens.
The pen is presented in an elegant box of the official colors of Unesco and is adorned with the logo of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina engraved on a silver plaque. Each pen is accompanied with a vellum inscription recording the concept that inspired the pen and recalling the various stages of this great project, which was launched by Unesco in 1988.