Protea mucronifolia – rarest protea fountain pen
We were told that the first version of this pen was lost during transit, so we asked botanic artist Lisa Strachan to paint another pen in honour of the rarest of the protea species, Protea mucronifolia. The original pen turned up eventually, hence we are able to offer this one for sale.
One of the reasons for this species being so critically endangered is that, unlike most other proteas which grow in Fynbos vegetation (which is typically found in mountainous – and therefore not arable – land), this plant grows in Renosterveld vegetation. Renosterveld tends to grow on lands that are also suitable for agriculture and has therefore been virtually eradicated. In addition, P. mucronifolia was never widespread and is now restricted to a single population.
Lisa says, “the porcelain-pink flowerheads emit a faint, sweet odour and are apparently pollinated by wasps.”
This is an original work of art, signed by the artist. By encasing the painting in clear resin we enable to owner to carry it and use it on a daily basis without damaging the artwork.
This pen has a sterling silver ring in the section and our logo medallion embedded in the cap’s finial.
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.
|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|
The section can be made to fit either a Bock #6 or a Jowo #6 nib.
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.