Murano Glass Dipping Pen With Ribbon and Gold Leaf (Base included)
This Bortoletti Murano Glass Dipping Pen is handcrafted in Italy. It is an elegant glass writing instrument with a "ribbon" entwined inside. One side of the ribbon displays one of 13 unique colors while the other side of the ribbon is gold leaf. The pen is trimmed with a contrasting color. Some dip pens have more than one color of ribbon and trim! Murano glass dipping pens are beautifully balanced and have a comfortable grip. This Bortoletti Murano glass dipping pen with ribbon and gold leaf is a work of art and a writing piece that any serious writer will want in their collection. A matching Murano glass pen base is included.
Murano Glass Dipping Pen With Ribbon and Gold Leaf
This Bortoletti handcrafted Murano Glass Dipping Pen is an elegant writing instrument made entirely of glass entwined with a ribbon. The “ribbon” has one side available in 13 unique colors and the other side is gold leaf. The pen is trimmed with a contrasting color. Some dip pens have more than one color of ribbon and trim! Murano glass dipping pens are beautifully balanced and have a comfortable grip. This Bortoletti Murano dip pen is a work of art and a writing piece for any serious writer. A matching Murano glass pen base is included. There is a “lifetime warranty” on the glass tip - should it break, Papier Plume will replace it at no charge, but only request $10 for shipping and handling.
Glass Dip Pens make an artful statement when given as a graduation, anniversary, wedding, birthday or holiday gift. Many writers use them daily when journaling, or keep a range of them as artistic pieces on their desks or bookshelves.
IMPORTANT: Only use fountain pen ink with a Glass Dip Pen.
Glass Dipping Pen Specifications
How to Write with a Dip Nib
Glass Dip Pens hold ink in the small yet deep grooves in the tip as you write. Dip pens work best with thinner fountain pen inks because the thin grooves don’t allow the more viscous calligraphy ink to flow well. Thicker ink hugs the tip and dries, making it difficult to clean completely. Dip your glass tip about halfway into your inkwell, then remove any excess ink. To begin writing, use a light amount of pressure (as compared to a metal nib pen), then vary that pressure to see what works best for you - just don’t apply excessive pressure as you write or the glass tip (or glass pen) might break. Try writing at an angle and not vertically. Clean your pen regularly as you write by dipping it in water every 2-3 minutes and then wiping the tip off with a cotton cloth.
About Bortoletti Murano Glass Pens
An encounter between Bortoletti and Venetian artist Elio Martella led to a fusion of art and intentions, triggering intense research to give practicality, beauty, color and elegance to calligraphy’s instrument of preference: the dip pen. The Murano glass pen strikes the perfect balance between our Venetian origins and our passion for calligraphy, between art and the artisan’s creative ferment. Each glass pen is created entirely by the hands of Silvia and Adriano with exceeding patience and precision. With extraordinary skill, they take rods of Murano glass in the chosen colors and melt them together with silver leaf and goldstone in front of a flame. Just imagine the glowing gob of molten glass softening in the heat of the fire, an enchanting sight that never fails to amaze! The final phase in the creation of a Murano glass dip pen is the vitally important quality control, which is done by Fabio. After Fabio gives his approval, the pen passes into Elena’s hands for a final operational check before packaging.