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| Stationery | Glass Pen


I've been hunting down a good glass pen for many moons. Then one day, I found one in a second hand shop for just £6.00.




I am delighted with my new pen. The seller told me that it is made of Murano glass which I am ecstatic about as this adds a degree of heritage and artistic value the find. 

It has a very fine tapered point and though I was concerned about it being scratchy, it isn't at all. The ink flows within the etched ravines of the pen with an even rhythm that allows for a lovely writing experience.It is a lot more generous with ink than a modern fountain pen and so I am now considering purchasing a small supply of blotting paper. As archaic as it sounds, such things are still available

You may be wondering why I bought such a thing. Well, it is all to do with the practicality of it and yes, the charm of such an object played a big part too. Dip pens allow me to test out inks before I load them into a fountain pen and for a self confessed (rather impatient) ink addict like me, this is an invaluable tool.

I think that my glass pen resembles a magic wand. It has certainly cast a lovely spell over my desk recently.

11 comments:

  1. it's beautiful! most certainly looks like a magic wand!

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  2. Oh my God, that is so cool!! :) xx

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  3. That is absolutely beautiful!

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  4. What a beautiful pen, and such a steal for a gorgeous piece of Murano glass. So glad to see the beauty and elegance of the written word being appreciated. It kinda reminded me of a set of fountain pens that I got a long time ago as a child when I was taking calligraphy. I really enjoyed that class, and your post brought back some lovely memories. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. It is as elegant as you and your beautiful had. Xxx

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  6. I love it, so pretty!! What a great find xx

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  7. A pen made of fine Murano hand blow glass is the epitome of charm and elegance. How lovely and very European. Happy Writing!

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  8. Never knew that this is a pen. I thought it was just a piece of glass or a wand. This is so cool!

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