Type Modern fountain pen
Product Name Botticelli. It's #25 of a limited edition of 88.
Manufacturer and Year Ancora, Italy, 2000s
Length 5-3/8" and quite stout.
Filling System Standard international cartridge/converter. A piston converter is installed.
Color Pearly green resin body and cap. Mother of pearl on the barrel, painted with a miniature reproduction of Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus".
Nib 18k Medium nib. The Ancora nibs are famous for their quality. The tines are rather elongated, adding to the soft and springy feel.
Condition Excellent condition. There are some areas in the painted portion where it looks like the final sealing coat has rubbed off. (See photo below, on the right half of the shell.) There are also some areas where the surface is bumpy, like you'd get if you touched paint before it's fully dried. Light microscratching and handwear, but overall quite nice in hand. The trim has some patina, but is overall in great shape. No cracks or chips. We've tested the pen and it's working well.
In dark blue Ancora box.