HENRIK WIGSTROM LE TROPHY FOUNTAIN PEN in RED (MINT!!!)
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Sold Date: 10/29/2007
Channel: Online Auction
One of David Oscarson's earliest creations: an exclusive limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen in red in its original presentation case and with all documentation -- including the Henrik Wigstrom certificate of authenticity!!!LIMITED EDITION: NUMBER 099 OF ONLY 128 WORLDWIDE This beautiful limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen was held in a private collection, stored in its original packaging, and never used. Created by David Oscarson, the limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen is a tribute to Henrik Wigstrom and his art -- and is itself a stunning work of art. As Head Workmaster to Peter Carl Faberge from 1903 to 1918, Henrik Wigstrom captivated the art world with his brilliant creations for the House of Faberge. Among his greatest accomplishments were the Russian Imperial Faberge Eggs presented by the Tsars to members of the Romanov family. In 1907, Henrik Wigstrom completed the Faberge Imperial Trophy Egg, also known as the "Egg with Love Trophies" or "Cradle with Garlands Egg". The Trophy Egg was presented by Tsar Nicholas II to his mother, the Dowager Empress Maria Fedorovna, on Easter, April 22 1907, celebrating the birth of his long-awaited son and heir, the Tsarevich Alexei Nikolaievich. The Henrik Wigstrom Trophy Pen is the first in a series of limited edition writing instruments based on the elegant style and artistic mastery of Old World craftsmanship. Inspired by his 1907 masterpiece, this one-of-a-kind collection stands as a tribute to the fabulous works of Henrik Wigstrom, Head Workmaster to Peter Carl Fabergé.
Hand-crafted from .925 sterling silver, each individual writing instrument passes through multiple stages of precision engraving, creating a beautiful pattern known as "guilloché". This engraving technique, which brings life and light to the surface of precious metals, was used repeatedly by Wigstrom and Fabergé in the creation of the Imperial Eggs and countless objets de fantasie. Translucent hard enamel is ground by hand and applied with a quill to the guilloché surface of the silver. Each piece is then fired in a furnace at temperatures exceeding 1000° F, w the enamel is fused to the silver and formed into glass. The glowing pieces are removed and cooled, then ground by hand with a diamond file to restore their original shape and surface. This tedious process is performed repeatedly to achieve the depth of enamel needed to cover the peaks and fill the valleys of the guilloché pattern. The final stage of firing requires no grinding, filing or polishing. The result is a perfect finish of translucent glass enamel in red and white enamel with 18-karat yellow gold vermeil trim. Engineered in Heidelberg, Germany and bearing the monogram of Henrik Wigstrom, the 18-karat gold nib is unsurpassed in quality and form. Coupled with an ebonite feeder, the nib is plated with Rhodium and tipped with iridium to ensure durability. This beautiful nib is medium in size. The Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen includes a piston converter; this converter can be removed and the pen will accept ink cartridges. The physical condition of the limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen is mint; it has never been used. All pen imprints are clear and completely legible; the Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen is in pristine condition. This is an ideal pen for someone looking to add a very unique, beautiful limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen to their collection of fine writing instruments. This large limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen is 6" long capped, 5.25" long uncapped, and over 6.5" long posted. The cap is over .625" in diameter at its widest point. The edition number is engraved into the cap band. This limited edition Henrik Wigstrom Trophy fountain pen is presented in its original Henrik Wigstrom wood presentation case with outer box, certificate of authenticity, papers, polishing cloth, and ink cartridges, all as sho...
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