A group of medieval enamels in the Museum’s collection were once part of the massive reliquary shrines that lavishly decorated the interiors of Cologne’s churches; some of these reliquary fragments resemble small-scale door arches, columns, and capitals. Adorned with intricate champlevé enamel, a colonnette, or miniature column, from this group was made in Cologne about 1175–1200. This richly decorated colonnette is the basis for our handsome pen design.
Rollerball, black ink. Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay. Twist cap.
Refillable. Uses standard refills.