Visconti Limited Edition Twelve Tribes of Israel Rollerball
Visconti's latest design is inspired by the ancient tale of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The sacred Torah traces the Israelites to 'Jacob', grandson of 'Abraham'. Jacob, who was later renamed 'Israel' after a mysterious incident in which he wrestles with an angel or 'God', had twelve sons who became the ancestors of twelve tribes, each occupying a separate territory in the holy land of Israel.
The Visconti 12 Tribes pen is enriched with Biblical symbols and historical meaning. Distinctive signs and images attributed to each of the tribes are engraved into the pen through a scrimshaw process and different color enamels. The body of the pen is made from ancient 925 silver and features a raised engraving of an olive tree branch, symbol of peace and prosperity. The body has a unique rotating system that shows each tribe image as the barrel is turned:
'Reouvene, Shimone, Levy, Yehouda, Yissakhar, Zevouloune, Dan, Naphthali, Gad, Asher, Yossef, Binyamine'.
The pen has many more hidden surprises:
- The clip is modeled after the hand of the Torah. The five fingers are often considered to represent the five books of the Torah. The hand is the sign of protection.
- Other symbols such as the Menorah and the Star of David are also engraved.
- The precious-resin cap is blue and white, like the flag of Israel.
Every piece is presented in a round wooden case, shaped after the one containing the Sefer Torah. This limited edition is made up of 512 fountain pens in solid silver -12 representing the number of tribes and 5 the books of Tanach.
Visconti Limited Edition Twelve Tribes of Israel Rollerball Pen Features:
- Limited 512 pieces worldwide
- Made from blue resin with antique sterling silver 925 filigree
- Antique sterling silver 925 trim
- Packaged in a special round wooden case