[Available] Pompeii painted fountain pen


Hanna Farmer really raised my eyebrows when she showed me her painting on this pen as I had no idea the city of Pompeii had been so beautiful before it was smothered in ash. The image I had inside my head was one of uniform grey, yet in her painting she has imagined what colourful daily life was like for ordinary citizens … people at the market, baking bread, enjoying the view, relaxing at the baths, watching gladiators duelling in the amphitheatre. She has reproduced art found in the ruins, which stretches back from the city’s Hellenic and Roman periods, including mosaics, statues paintings of cherubs, chequerboard floor tiles and beautiful architecture. On the cap is Vesuvius, just as it erupts. What a tragedy, yet what treasures that is to this day are still being unearthed. This pen is a tribute to a magnificent city frozen in time.

The pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, painted and drawn by Hanna then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polished, and buffed. We have included a silver cap band, section ring, and logo medallion in the cap finial, and we have added a rusty-red grip section.

Each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art, hence no-one else will ever own an identical pen.


Available in Jowo #6 in polished steel. Please select Fine, Medium or Broad at the check-out.

The Jabulani model


This is a gently curvaceous model, with a relatively wide girth of 16 mm (0,6″) narrowing to a 10,5 mm (0,4″)  grip section. It has our logo on the finial, and the finial is ever-so-slightly rounded, rather than dead flat, which adds to the pen’s elegance.


  mm inches
Total length (closed)  148 5,8 
Length (pen only no cap) 136  5,3 
Diameter at widest point (excl. cap) 16  0,6 
Width of section at narrowest point 10,5  0,4 
Section length 25  10 
Cap thread 14  0,5 

The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.

Refill type:

Standard international fountain pen converter (supplied) or ink cartridge.


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.

More information on this model is available here.