Pen of the Year 2006 - Mammoth Ivory

The elaborate craftsmanship and the individual nature of natural materials make each and every “Pen of the Year 2006” a unique work of art. The 18-carat bicolour gold nib is ‘run in’ by hand and is available in the line widths F, M, and B. The spring-loaded solid metal clip ensures that the pen sits firmly in the pocket. The platinized end cap protects the knob of the plunger mechanism. #fountainpen #fueller #fuellhalter #weddinggift #handmadeingermany #LimitedEdtion #ivory
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Mammoth ivory is a fossil material of immaculate beauty, preserved for millennia through being frozen in the pure ice of Siberia. Artistically engraved mammoth ivory is combined with ebony in time-consuming inlay work – a masterpiece of craftsmanship. Platinized metal parts and an 18-carat bicolour gold nib provide the finishing touches to this Pen of the Year 2006, each pen individually numbered. #limitededition #fountainpen #handwriting #poty

2006 - Mammoth Ivory - Natures Luxury - Pen of the Year - Graf von Faber-Castell

Mammoth ivory is no ordinary ivory. The material has absorbed moisture during the millennia it was buried in the ice, and needs to be slowly and carefully dried out over a period of three to five years. Our 'Pen of the Year 2006 - Mammoth Ivory' is a true piece of German craftmanship.

Mammoth ivory is no ordinary ivory. The material has absorbed moisture during the millennia it was buried in the ice, and needs to be slowly and carefully dried out over a period of three to five years. Our 'Pen of the Year 2006 - Mammoth Ivory' is a true piece of German craftmanship.

The mysterious white material remained in demand after the end of the last ice age. King Solomon, famed not just for his wisdom but also for his fabulous wealth, “made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold". #limitededition #fountainpen #poty #handwriting

The mysterious white material remained in demand after the end of the last ice age. King Solomon, famed not just for his wisdom but also for his fabulous wealth, “made a great throne of ivory, and overlaid it with pure gold".

Ivory is frequently combined with ebony, known even in antiquity as one of the most beautiful and most expensive of woods. The heartwood, very dark brown to black, shows off the creamy white of the ivory almost perfectly. This composition takes ideal shape in the “Pen of the Year 2006”. In elaborate inlay work, the artistically engraved pieces of ivory are let into an ebony framework.

Mammoth ivory is a fossil material of immaculate beauty, preserved for millennia through being frozen in the pure ice of Siberia. Artistically engraved mammoth ivory is the base of the Pen of the Year

The first known man-made works of art date from roughly 34000 years ago, made of a material that still retains an aura of mystery: mammoth ivory. Carved with astonishing skill, the figures represent predatory beasts, horses, and of course the animal that provided mankind with this precious material for jewellery, utensils, and sculptures.

Mammoth ivory is a fossil material of immaculate beauty, preserved for millennia through being frozen in the pure ice of Siberia. Artistically engraved mammoth ivory is the base of the Pen of the Year

Each fountain pen is individually numbered and supplied in an exclusive ivory-coloured wooden case together with a beautifully printed leaflet and a certificate that it is one of a limited edition. This bears the personal signature of the master craftsman Jürgen Schott and attests the quality of the ivory. #fountainpen

Mammoth ivory is a fossil material of immaculate beauty, preserved for millennia through being frozen in the pure ice of Siberia. Artistically engraved mammoth ivory is the base of the Pen of the Year

Mammoth ivory is no ordinary ivory. The material has absorbed moisture during the millennia it was buried in the ice, and needs to be slowly and carefully dried out over a period of three to five years. Only then can one cautiously cut, grind, turn, and polish it. This takes special skills, and hardly anyone is better suited to the task than Jürgen Schott. As grand master of the guild of ivory, he is familiar with the tradition that has produced many works of art over the past 200 years.

Mammoth ivory is a fossil material of immaculate beauty, preserved for millennia through being frozen in the pure ice of Siberia. Artistically engraved mammoth ivory is the base of the Pen of the Year

Exclusive materials of the highest quality are chosen for the “Pen of the Year”: materials that are a challenge to obtain. For the best mammoth ivory one must undergo adventurous expeditions to the coast of the Arctic Ocean in Siberia. Frozen in pure ice, the ivory there has retained its immaculate beauty. It comes to light only during the brief Siberian summer, for example when a piece breaks from an iceberg.

Mammoth ivory is a fossil material of immaculate beauty, preserved for millennia through being frozen in the pure ice of Siberia. Artistically engraved mammoth ivory is the base of the Pen of the Year

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