[Sold] The Nutcracker – hand-painted fountain pen


The Nutcracker, is one of the pens in The Christmas Collection, hand-painted by Hanna Farmer. The Collection is inspired by classic Christmas stories. The Nutcracker, which later became famous as a ballet, was originally a children’s short story written by the Prussian author E T A Hoffman. Hanna has included so many details from the story … the mice; the young Marie and her beau, The Nutcracker, who is cured of an evil spell when she swears she will love him even though he has been cursed to be ugly; the toys who come alive; the ballerina who immediately evokes for me the music box tinkles that I associate with the ballet.

This pen was made by us at Stanford Pen Studio, painted and zendoodled by Hanna then coated in a clear resin by ourselves and given its final shape, polished, and buffed. It has a sterling silver roll stop in the shape of a star, individually handmade by Aileen Février.

This pen can be bought individually or together with others from The Christmas Collection. One thing we ought to emphasise is that each of our hand-painted fountain pens is a 1/1 original work of art. 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.