The Great Pen

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 Pen of the Year 2015 by Graf von Faber-Castell.

The Graf von Faber-Castell Pen of the Year 2015 is inspired by the glamorous architecture of the New Palace of Sanssouci which was built according to plans by Frederick II (1712-1786) King of Prussia. After the Seven Years’ War and victory over the powerful Habsburg monarchy, large and influential Silesia became part of Prussia. Frederick was hailed as a military genius and henceforth called “the Great”. As a sign of his victory he ordered the construction of his largest and most ambitious building the New Palace of Sanssouci with magnificent ballrooms, and handsomely furnished apartments where precious decorative natural stones played a special role, something Prussia had in abundance thanks to the conquest of Silesia -wall coverings made from multi-coloured marble, floors inlaid with Jasper, Amethyst and Serpentine. The interiors of the New Palace are unparalleled in Europe.

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Sansscouci Palace Interior of Frederick the Great, King of Prussia, Potsdam.

Created with the highest standards of craftsmanship, the pen combines 24-carat Gold plating with embellished baroque engraving, a Russian Smoky Quartz, Green Serpentine and Rare Chrysoprase, Frederick the Great’s favourite natural stone -Chrysoprase has not been mined for many years and is only available on the antique stone market. Limited to 150 pieces. It includes an exclusive wooden collector’s box with a beautiful brochure and a certificate personally signed by the master craftsman of the Herbert Stephan gemstone manufactory attesting to the authenticity of the natural stones.

For another Great Pen of the Year from Graf von Faber-Castell see previous post Art From The Oak