Today the Tauromaquia still takes place in Spain and to a lesser extent in Mexico and Portugal. The event consists of fighting with a bull, usually reared on a special farm, according to a passionate and intense ritual. Folklore, colors and music merge into one to create an incredible contrast of a fight to the death between man and beast and the suspended silence of the final act. It is not easy to recreate this drama and the emotions of participants and spectators using a pen, yet when held between the fingers, it soon becomes apparent that the small but precise images take nothing away from the tension engulfing the scene. Man and beast scrutinise each other as the final moment draws near, the moment when victory is achieved or defeat suffered.
The use of enamel and precious metal on this superb fountain pen dedicated to a sophisticated yet primeval struggle evoke the dominant colours of the bullfight: the red, purple and bright yellow cape, the powerful black bull and the orange colour of the sand and sun.
pen is fitted with an 18 carat gold nib engraved with flowers to symbolise harmony and light. The top of the cap is made from natural horn and has been left deliberately simple, austere even, to symbolise the arena with its external arcade, internal terracing and the central part of the space used for the fight itself. A range of meanings, bright colours and talents for a limited edition fountain pen designed not just used for writing but as a work of art to be showcased.