to the more detailed lines of the Yard-o-Led Corinthian
to Guiloche which is a pattern of lines cut using a hand operated machine and patterns like what we found on the Montegrappa Privilege Deco
and the Montegrappa Reminiscence
We also looked at Chasing which is a series of individual cuts (called strikes) and Repoussage which is pushing a surface up from the inside or back to make a raised rounded surface like we find on the Yard-o-Led Victorian
Another method of decoration we looked at was low relief engraving where a pattern is carved into the surface as we first saw in the Montegrappa 80th Anniversary.
Now let's look at another example of Montegrappas low relief engraving and also their silver casting. This time the pen is the Juliet.
Montegrappa introduced their Romeo and Juliet collection in 1995 as a celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's play.
Juliet is a standard size pen, the same diameter as the 300 or 400 series, but slightly shorter when unposted. Like the 80th Anniversary and the Reminiscence the body is threaded to accept the cap when posted.
The section is silver and the nib (in this case a Fine) is the typical Montegrappa 18K Greek Key motif with their famous hand made ebonite feed.
The clip is also Sterling Silver, a casting of Juliet in high relief.
Like most Montegrappas it uses the standard international cartridge/converter, is very smooth, moderately wet and very responsive on all papers I've tried.
Each pen is individually numbered and there were 3500 Sterling Silver pens and 150 18K gold pens made.
Edited by jar, 31 January 2012 - 22:30.