Graf von Faber-Castell Heritage Alexander fountain pen, green lacquer guilloche brass barrel and silver cap, 18k gold nib. Limited edition of 1898 pieces
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The Heritage Limited Edition pays tribute to Ottilie and Count Alexander von Faber-Castell, who renovated and expanded the Faber-Castell Castle extensively in the early 20th century. The impressive design of the boudoir and study, its consummate craftsmanship and the intelligent and discerning personalities of Ottilie and Alexander served as an inspiration for the luxurious fountain pens of this limited collection.
The study, with its leather-upholstered seating arrangements and imposing desk, is one of the most impressive rooms in the castle. When Count Alexander von Faber-Castell settled here to work, he always had a view of the extensive factory buildings from the window alcove.
Following his marriage, Alexander entered a new world. As captain of the 6th Chevauleger Regiment of the Bavarian Cavalry and as a nobleman who was not groomed for a career in commerce, he was ill-equipped to enter the field of pencil manufacturing. However, he soon demonstrated his business acumen. The introduction of the Castell 9000 in the green of his regiment’s colour in 1905 proved a huge success. The pencil, which is still an essential part of the Faber-Castell range, is distinguished by its high quality and value – an impressive classic which was the inspiration for the finely engraved, green-lacquered metal barrel of the Alexander Limited Edition.