Impressionists Series Fountain Pens


These are the fountain pens we developed with inspiration from paintings by The Impressionists. They were originally offered as rewards to people who backed our Thundafund campaign, and are now available through our online store at our regular prices:

(Please note that if you order one/more of these pens, there is a waiting list as we are busy fulfilling  commitments to those who made pledges through our crowdfunding campaign. We expect the wait to be of the order of four months, but will keep you updated as we work our way through our backorders.)

The original idea for matching the pens with the paintings came from the very gifted @illegal_aileen. In next to no time she put together a card similar to the one below, and we have since developed it further with her blessing.

We make these pens ourselves, from mixing the pigments to get just the right colors to turn them on a lathe to do the final buffing and polishing. (The only components we buy in are the nibs with their ink feeds and the beads.) The beads are tiny Japanese Delicas (the best in the world) and the nibs are either Bock #6 in a gorgeous rose gold plating (if we can get them, otherwise in polished steel) or Jowo #6 in polished steel. You can choose whether you prefer your nibs in Fine, Medium, or Broad.

The seven pen styles that we invite you to choose from are:

Berthe Morisot’s  Young Woman at the Mirror:

Toulouse-Lautrec’s Ball at the Moulin Rouge:

Renoir’s Dance at La Galette:

Beraud’s The Gardens of Paris (Which is also the Name We Chose for Our Ink):

Manet’s A bar at the Folies-bergere:

Eva Gonzales’s Indolence:

Monet’s Le Dejeuner Sur L’herbe:

And a final touch, which will not add to the cost of shipping, is the option of adding a very special 4-pen pouch, in this lovely floral fabric, also at a cost of an additional US$12:

This is a model that was made specifically for this pen and not one we normally make. If you would like to enquire about a custom-made pen in this model, please contact us so that we can discuss possible options.


International shipping to your door via DHL Express is R350 and should take less than 10 days once despatched. Pens are securely packed.

Shipping within South Africa to your door is R60.