When was the last you saw or heard of a pen filled with an opulent (or not so opulent) spirit? If like us, you too mumbled “never”, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise. Doing the new and bizarre just about right, Italian luxury brand Montegrappa and Polish company Wealth Solutions have teamed up to create a luxe pen that comes filled with liquor- a 275-year-old rare cognac to be precise.
A collector’s delight, the Gautier cognac fountain pen holds a drop of the smooth spirit in a capsule on the cap. The rare cognac was scored by Wealth Solutions in a liquor auction organized by Bonhams Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers in NYC. Along with the 1796 bottle and its deluxe content, the collectors firm also received a title for this as the oldest cognac sold at a public auction to-date. Different versions of the pen will be sold – one in gold for men and two others’ in sterling silver for both sexes.
Apart from containing a drop of the luscious cognac, the pen boasts of a body and a cap that is made from pure oak wood, decorated intrinsically with grapevine motifs. Only 100 sterling silver and 10 gold pieces each have been manufactured with the gold version (155.50mm/130mm) setting buyers back by a whopping $17,712 and the silver one (130mm) coming in at a slightly affordable $ 5,904. Cognac lovers and collectors in the house certainly wouldn’t want to give up on this beauty!