Numbered limited edition of 26 fountain pens and 26 rollers ( 26 represents the Author’ s day of birth) for the 18k gold version; numbered limited edition of 1000 fountain pens and 799 rollers for the 925 ‰ sterling silver version ( 1799 is Pushkin’s year of birth).
The subtle gold or silver wires bordering the drawings not only enhances the patterns but also serves as a reminder of the complex texture of the great writer’s stories. Pushkin’s work, partly autobiographical, did much to inform the wider world of Russian culture, history, theatre, philosophy, nature and way of life. His writing gives the reader immense scope for personal reflection thanks to the unforgettable way he dealt with the topics of life and death.
The warm colour of the gold or the brightness of the silver and distinguished enamel, reminiscent of the paper used for manuscripts, acts as a background to the images. These depict the head of the poet on the top of the cap, a page from Eugene Onegin created using diamond engraving techniques and a symbolic goose feather on the clip.
Pushkin’s face, based on a self-portrait, can also be found in the middle of the ink reservoir with clouds above and the generous human earth below.
Like his face, Pushkin’s name can also be found twice: in the Cyrillic alphabet at one end of the fountain pen and in signature form on the body. 18 carat gold nib engraved with date of birth, piston filling system and collector’s case.