Tibaldi Hercules Silver Fountain Pen
To honor the greatest of mythical heroes, TIBALDI has fashioned the Tibaldi Hercules Silver Fountain Pen. Its every detail illustrates an aspect of the Hercules saga, starting with a pen clip reproducing the design of Hercules’ club. The clip ring is engraved with an image in relief of the Temple of Hercules Victor in Rome. Lorena Straffi has hand-painted the cap with a reproduction of a painting by Antonio del Pollaiuolo from circa 1475, entitled “Hercules and the Hydra”.
Tibaldi has graced the body of the Tibaldi Hercules Silver Fountain Pen with a three-dimensional engraving inspired by a sculpture made in the 1490s by “Antico”, the Italian sculptor, goldsmith, and medalist born as Pier Jacopo Alari Bonocolsi. The original resides at Muzeo Nazionale del Bargello in Florence. In recognition of one of Hercules’ 12 labors, the image portrays Hercules fighting with the Hydra. Complementing it is a barrel in green resin. Completing this visual feast of Hercules’ saga is a button on top of the pen engraved with an image in relief of Hercules, coated with translucent green enamel.
Inspired by his Twelve Labors, Tibaldi will reproduce the Tibaldi Hercules Silver Fountain Pen in a limited edition of 120.