MONTEGRAPPA TWO ROSES EDITION YORK 1994 silver sterling 925 1055VI Fountain Pen Estilográfica
MONTEGRAPPA ROSES SILVER YORK 1994 silver sterling 925 1055VI EDITION FOUNTAIN PEN Estilográfica .
The inspiration for this collection was the 30 years War of the Roses between the House of York and the House of Lancaster for the throne of England. This period in English history, circa 1455 - 1487, is named after the heraldic badges of the two apposing royal houses. The white rose of the House of York and the red rose of the House of Lancaster. Roses are therefore the main decorative feature of the limited edition Montegrappa York and Lancaster fountain pens, appearing on the top of the pocket clips and along the caps and barrels in shallow silver relief.
This example of the Montegrappa York Roses fountain pen is manufactured in Silver Sterling 925 and fitted with an 18k gold nib with platinum highlights, engraved with Greek key style decoration.
In 1994 Montegrappa dedicated the two roses collection to two important British families, the Yorks and the Lancasters, both descendants of the royal house of the Plantagenets. From 1455 until 1485 the two families fought each other for the succession to the throne of England. After alternating fortunes and violent disputes, the issue was settled with the disappearance of the competing dynasties and the ascent to the throne of Henry Tudor, the last heir of the Lancasters who married a York, daughter of Edward IV.