No better work could follow the series’ inaugural hommage to La Traviata, than the opera many consider to be the most-beloved of all: Gioachino Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia.
To capture the spirit of Rossini’s masterwork, Montegrappa has employed ancient die-casting techniques. The pen begins with a sculpture meticulously hand-fashioned by an artist over a period of many months, ensuring that the pens which result from the effort are works of art in their own right.
To capture the details and finesse of the sculpture, Montegrappa works precious metals with the lost wax casting technique, the emergent form finished by hand.
Each pen in the “Invito a Il Barbiere di Siviglia” Limited Edition comes in a gift box that evokes shapes, colors and scenes from the opera: the white of Seville’s old buildings, the famous colonnade of the Alcazar courtyard and the azulejo tile on the top of the gift box.
The Montegrappa Invito a Il Barbiere di Siviglia Pen collection is composed of a total of 1,637 pieces to represent the year of the first performance of an opera at the Teatro San Cassiano: 1,000 fountain pens with sterling silver and celluloid cap and barrel, with an 18K white gold nib; and 584 rollerball pens in sterling silver and celluloid cap and barrel, 37 fountain pens in 18K yellow gold and celluloid cap and barrel, with an 18K yellow gold nib, and 16 fountain pens with 18K yellow gold and celluloid cap and barrel, with 349 diamonds (1,5 carats in total) and an 18K yellow gold nib.