1912 Montegrappa Marostica The Game of Chess 2000 Fountain Pen

Montegrappa Marostica: the Game of Chess limited edition fountain pen. Annual edition for the year 2000. Four-sided sterling silver barrel and cap with a chessboard pattern in low relief. The barrel and cap have crimson resin accents, with the end of the blind cap shaped like a rook. Broad 18K gold nib with platinum overlay and an iridium tip. Outer box, display box, booklets, and CD-ROM. Limited edition: 238/2000.

This pen celebrates the annual tradition of a live game of chess played in Marostica, Italy, a tradition with its roots in a 1454 live chess game played in lieu of a duel over a fair lady’s hand.