Omas Phoenix Gold Silver Bronze Fountain Pen Set
Limited Edition of 38 Pen Sets
The Chinese Phoenix is portrayed in many ways, often with the forehead of a crane, the beak of a wild bird, the neck of a snake, the shell of a tortoise, the stripes of a dragon and the tail of a fish, held to be the finest attributes of these animals, and is the personification of the primordial forces of the Heavens.
In its beak, it carries the sacred texts, on its body are written the Five Cardinal Virtues, its song contains the five notes of the Chinese musical scale and its tail has the five primary colours: blue (the East, spring and wood), red (the South, summer and fire), white (the West, autumn, metal), black (the North, winter and water), and yellow (the Centre, the emperor and earth). The two yang colours, blue and red, are balanced with the yin colours, white and black.
The enamel Phoenix, elegant and proud, which dominates the reservoir of the Omas fountain pen "The Trip of the Phoenix" copies this faithfully.
Each fountain pen in the OMAS Trip of the Phoenix Gold, Silver and Bronze Fountain Pen Set of 3 features the Chinese Phoenix on its resevoir.
On the top there is a beautiful jade of an intense green which recalls the green of the plumage. The highly original clip is inspired by movement and harmony.
The Phoenix flies from Greece to China, from the Parthenon skillfully reproduced on the cap, to the Summer Palace, symbolically miniaturized on the nib, bringing together for the Olympics two great civilizations whose influence has been fundamental to the development of humanity.
Though geographically distant, they have both given the world wisdom, philosophy, art and innovation.
This small masterpiece comes in a precious wood case, and its production has been entrusted, as always, to craftsmen and artists with unquestioned experience over many long years.
Model: Trip of the Phoenix Gold Silver Bronze Fountain Pen Set of 3
Shape: Truncated cone
Material: 750 gold, .925 silver, bronze and red, blue, and white enamel
Length: 139.50 mm
Maximum diameter: ø 15.50 mm
Barrel: Image of the Phoenix and enamels
Cap: Image of a Greek temple. Jade Cabochon
Clip: White Gold
Nib: 18K Gold rhodium plated with engraving
Tips available: EF, F, M, B, BB, OM, OMD, OBD, OBBD, STUB, ITALIC
Filling system: Piston
Feed system: Ebonite with diameter ø 5.50 with 1 capillary
Ink capacity: 1.20 ml
Case and booklet: Collector’s items