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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Istos Aracnis from Visconti

Visconti’s latest limited edition, Istos Aracnis, Greek for spider, pays tribute to a famous myth in which the mortal Arachne challenges the goddess Athena to a weaving competition. Angering Athena with her overbearing display of pride in her skill as a weaver, Arachne is transformed into a spider and sentenced to weave and spin forever. Limited to 888 pieces, the Istos Aracnis is made from black Lucite featuring a sterling silver overlay in a spiderweb pattern. White enamel has been carefully painted over the web to highlight the intricate design. It is available in fountain pen only, featuring Visconti’s patented "double reservoir power filler" filling system and Visconti’s dream touch 23-karat palladium nib available in XF, F, M, B, BB and Stub. The Istos Aracnis, available this month, is priced at $1,950.

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