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Cartier Exceptionale Loverbirds Inseparable Pen


Cartier Exceptionale Loverbirds Inseparable Pen

Cartier Exceptionale Loverbirds Inseparable Pen    Cartier Exceptionale Loverbirds Inseparable Pen
CARTIER EXCEPTIONALE "LOVERBIRDS INSEPARABLE" PEN. THE PEN'S BODY IS MADE OF SOLID STERLING SILVER.

THIS IS THE THIRD IN THE "EXCEPTIONALE" COLLECTION OF TRULLY UNIQUE WRITING INSTRUMENTS BY CARTEIR. AFTER THE EXTRMELY SUCCESSFUL LAUNCHES OF THE FIRST TWO PENS - THE "PANTHER" AND THE "CROCODILLES", CARTIER CREATED A TRUE MASTERPIECE - A PEN IN A SHAPE OF THE PARROT TO REVISIT THE FAMOUS BROOCH OF THE TWO PRECIOUS "LOVERBIRDS" - "INSEPARABLE". FIRST ANNOUNCED IN 2007, THE PRODUCTION ENCOUNTERED MANY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, MAINLY DUE TO THE TECHNIQUE OF HARD ENAMEL - AN UNFORGIVING PROCESS OF APPLYING MANY DIFFERENT ENAMEL COLORS TO A SINGLE ITEM. AFTER THE SOLID SILVER BODY IS CARVED FROM A SINGLE PIECE OF SILVER, EACH SECTION IS FILLED WITH THE ENAMEL PASTE AND PLACED IN THE OVEN HEATED TO 800 DEGREES CELCIUS.

THEN THE NEXT AREA IS APPLIED AND "BAKED", THEN THE NEXT, AND THE ENTIRE PROCESS IS REPEATED UNTILL ALL AREAS ARE COVERED WITH BEAUTIFUL MULTI-COLORED PATTERN. THE PROBLEM IS THAT ENAMELING PROCESS IS TEDIOUS, UNPREDICTABLE AND CAPRICIOUS. IF THE ENAMEL IS CRACKED, DISCOLORED OR CORRUPTED, THE ENTIRE PEN NEEDS TO BE SCRAPPED, DISCARDED AND STARTED OVER. ONLY A HANDFUL OF MASTERS ARE STILL PRACTICING A BEAUTIFUL AND FORGOTTEN CRAFT, MOST POPULAR IN 18 AND 19th CENTURIES' JEWELRY POWERHOUSES OF EUROPE. MANY DEALERS AND THEIR CUSTOMERS WERE DISAPPOINTED, BUT "C'EST LA VIE", AS WE SAY IT IN FRANCE..... THE PEN IS SO STUNNING IT HARLY CAN BE DESCRIBED IN WORDS, BUT I'LL TRY. THE MASSIVE AND VERY HEFTY PEN DEPICTS A LOVERBIRD (PARROT) WITH THE CAP REPRESENTING HEAD AND CHEST AND THE BARREL ANIMATES THE LONG BODY. THE ENTIRE PEN IS ABOUT 6 LONG, SLIGHTLY CURVED AND VERY DETAILED. THE BEAK IS REAL AND THE EYES ARE TWO NATURAL SAPPHIRE CABOCHONS. WINGS APPLIED IN DEEP BLUE ENAMEL. ONCE THE HEAD IS REMOVED IT EXPOSES A SOLID 18K NIB WITH HAND-DECORATED CARVING OF TWO BIRDS, MEDIUM POINT. THE INK REFILL IS CARTRIDGE. THE PEN IS SUPPLIED WITH A SPECIAL CONTRAPTION TO REMOVE THE NIB ASSMEBLY AND CHANGE THE INK CARTRIDGE.

THE BIRD IS SET ON MASSIVE STAINLESS STEEEL DISPLAY ADORNED BY THREE ONYX CABOCHONES AND SINED BY CARTIER ON ITS BASE. THIS PEN IS 100% MINT UNIT. IT WAS KEPT IN THE ORIGINAL BOX AND WAS ONLY TAKEN OUT OF THE BOX FOR THE PHOTOSESSION. IT HAD NEVER BEEN DISPLAYED AND IT WAS HANDELED ONLY IN WHITE GLOVES. ORIGINAL BOXES AND PAPERS (SEE PICTURES OF THE ACTUAL PEN FOR SALE).

THE CARTIER LOGO ON THE BARREL. THE PEN IS GURANTEED AUTHENTIC, AS WE DON'T DEAL ANY COUNTERFEIT. CHECK MY FEEDBACK BY A LIST OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE. DUPONT PENS AND LIGHTERS, LIMITED EDITIONS ONLY IN NEW CONDITION. BANK WIRE, DETAIL UPON REQUEST. OTHER RATES AND SERVICES - PLEASE ASK FOR THE EXACT AMOUNT. Add a map to your own listings.
Cartier Exceptionale Loverbirds Inseparable Pen    Cartier Exceptionale Loverbirds Inseparable Pen