Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen - Flowering Plum Orchard - The Goulet Pen Company (2024)

Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen - Flowering Plum Orchard

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Nib Guide

The nib of a fountain pen is the metal part that actually touches the paper. The width and firmness of the nib, combined with the way you hold a pen, as well as your choice of ink and paper, will determine how the writing style of your pen will look. Below are writing samples for different nib sizes of this pen.

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"Flowering Plum Orchard" is the second oil painting selected by Visconti from Van Gogh's Japanese series. The artist made this painting in 1887 from a Japanese print by Hiroshige, called Plum Garden in Kameido.Visconti's latest launch draws inspiration from this most treasured and iconic paintings.

The collection has yellow gold plated metal fittings which add light to the red, green, and brown acrylic resin. The fountain pen comes with a new red ink called "Flowering Plum Orchard" and is available in fine and medium widths. A converter is included with each fountain pen. It is also accompanied by a bookmark showing a detail of the painting.

The ancient plum tree that was the subject of the original print had the poetic nickname of "the sleeping dragon plum tree". Van Gogh accurately reproduced the composition with more intense colors replacing the black and grey of Hiroshige's tree trunk with red and blue tones. He also added the two orange borders with Japanese characters for a decorative and exotic effect.

Note: We do our best to photograph the pens to show how they will appear in person, but due to the nature of the material there will be some variation in the pattern seen here. This adds an element of uniqueness to the pen, with no two patterns being exactly the same.

Click here to shop all compatible short standard international ink cartridges.

Condition
New
Brand
Visconti
Type
Fountain Pens
Color
Red
Demonstrator

Whether or not the barrel of the pen is translucent, allowing you to see the ink and filling mechanism inside.

No
Body Material
Resin
Cap Type

How the cap is opened/closed from the barrel of the pen. Some common options include Snap-Cap, Screw-Cap, Magnetic Cap, or Capless (no cap).

Magnetic cap
Compatible inks & refills

Which ink this pen will accept. Choices include bottled ink and various styles of pre-filled ink cartridges.

Bottled inks, Standard international short cartridges
Filling Mechanism

How the pen fills with ink. Click here to watch our video tutorial on common filling mechanisms.

Cartridge, Converter
Grip Material
Metal
Nib Size
Fine, Medium
Nib Color
Gold
Nib Material
Steel
Postable

Whether or not the cap fits securely onto the back of the barrel when open.

Yes
Retractable

Whether or not the nib/tip can retract into the body of the pen (usually for click or twist-open style pens).

No
Trim
Gold
Diameter - Body
12.4mm (0.49in)
Diameter - Cap (without clip)
14.5mm (0.57in)
Diameter - Cap (with clip)
19mm (0.75in)
Diameter - Grip (mm)

Measured from the place most people choose to rest their fingers, which varies with each pen.

10.3mm
Length - Body

The measurement from the back end of the barrel to the tip of the nib.

124.1mm (4.89in)
Length - Cap
65.7mm (2.59in)
Length - Nib

The measured length of the visible portion of the nib when it is installed in the pen, from grip to tip.

20mm (0.79in)
Length - Overall (Closed)
139.5mm (5.49in)
Length - Overall (Posted)

When the cap of the pen is posted onto the back of the pen body, this is the measurement of the entire pen including the nib.

158.3mm (6.23in)
Weight - Body

If a converter is included with the pen, this weight is reflected in the total.

20g (0.71oz)
Weight - Cap
11g (0.39oz)
Weight - Overall (g)
31.0g
Max Ink Capacity - Cartridge

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a cartridge.

0.94ml
Max Ink Capacity - Converter

The maximum volume of ink that can fit in the pen when using a converter.

1.03ml

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FAQs about Fountain Pens

How do I fill a fountain pen with ink?

It depends on the pen's filling mechanism, which you can find in the Technical Specs section above.

Here's a quick definition of the most common filling mechanisms:

  • Cartridge - A small, disposable, sealed plastic reservoir that holds fountain pen ink. These come pre-filled with ink, and typically you just push to insert them into place and you'll be ready to write! Check out our quick guide here.
  • Converter - A detachable and refillable ink reservoir that allows you to use bottled ink in a cartridge-accepting pen. Typically you will install the converter into the grip section, dip the nib/feed into the ink, and twist or pull the converter knob to draw ink into the converter. Here's a video for how to fill a cartridge/converter pen using a LAMY pen as an example.
  • Eyedropper - A pen that utilizes the entire barrel as a reservoir for ink. Ink is directly filled into the barrel, allowing for a high ink capacity. Here's a video on how to do it!
  • Piston - A type of filling system that uses a retracting plunger inside a sealed tube to draw ink into a pen. They are typically either twist or push-operated. These pens cannot accept cartridges or a converter, and only fill from bottled ink.
  • Vacuum - A push-style piston that uses pressure to fill the large pen body with ink. They seal the ink chamber when closed, making it ideal for flying without risk of leaking. Check out our video on how to use a vac filler here.

Check out more info on these filling mechanisms including a video on how to fill each one on our blog.

How do I clean a fountain pen?

It depends on the filling mechanism, but it mostly comes down to flushing it out with water, and sometimes a little bit of Pen Flush if the ink is really stuck.

It's a bit easier to show than to tell, so we've put together a few quick videos showing you the process:

How often do I need to clean my fountain pen?

We recommend a good cleaning every 2 weeks, and any time you change ink colors.

Water will usually do the trick, but we recommend you use our Goulet Pen Flush if the ink has been left in the pen for a while and could have dried up, or when you’re switching ink colors.

My pen won’t write! What do I do?

First things first... make sure you have ink in the pen! Be sure that the ink cartridge or converter is seated properly in the pen, and that you aren't out of ink.

We always recommend you give your pen a good cleaning first, using our Goulet Pen Flush, or a drop of dish soap in some water. New pens often have some machining oil residue left in the feed, so a good cleaning often does the trick first.

If that still doesn't work, try priming the feed. This consists of either dipping your pen nib and feed in ink, or forcing ink from the converter down into the feed.

If it’s still not working after that, please reach out to us so we can help!

What's your return policy?

You can submit a return request within 30 days of your order date. You can read all our Return Policies here.

To initiate a return, please submit a request at the Return Portal. Our Customer Care team might reach out to you for more information.

Please note we are unable to accept a return of any Namiki or Sailor Bespoke fountain pen for any reason once it has been used with ink. Please thoroughly inspect and dry test the pen before use.

Visconti Van Gogh Fountain Pen - Flowering Plum Orchard - The Goulet Pen Company (2024)

FAQs

Why are Visconti pens so expensive? ›

Each Visconti writing instrument is hand crafted by talented artisanal masters, creating beautiful pieces to be treasured. Every single Visconti pen is made with the highest quality materials and cutting-edge technology making Visconti one of the leading manufacturers of fine writing instruments in the world.

Where are Visconti fountain pens made? ›

Italy, by two avid pen collectors, Dante del Vecchio and Luigi Poli, Visconti is made in the same 15th century villa to this day.

How do you clean a Visconti fountain pen? ›

Experts recommend cleaning a fountain pen using only a little cold water and, in the case of fountain pens with a reservoir, filling and draining the chamber with water several times until it comes out completely clear and clean.

What is the oldest fountain pen brand? ›

J. Herbin fountain pen ink was founded in 1670 and is the oldest fountain pen ink brand in the world. The J. Herbin company first produced "l'Encre de la Tete Noire", followed by "Perle des Encres," (The Jewel of Inks) and "l'Encre des Vaisseaux" (The Ink of Ships).

Why are fountain pens not allowed in airplanes? ›

The concern when flying with a fountain pen is ink leaking from the pen during flight due to cabin pressure changes. Because ink within a fountain pen flows with capillary action and gravity, would this cause the ink to leak and if so how do you prevent ink from getting everywhere.

Is Visconti a good brand? ›

Visconti has been crafting some of the finest leather goods for over 40 years. The products are robust and made for the finest leather. All items are carefully hand crafted in their own factories. These wallets have the RFID protection, it is a precision applique work with drilled rubber backed lining.

Is Visconti a luxury brand? ›

Visconti is an Italian manufacturing company of luxury goods, founded in 1988 in Florence by Dante Del Vecchio and Luigi Poli, who were collectors of fountain pens. The company is noted for its use of celluloid in the making of its pens, adding details in ivory, titanium, gold, diamond, ebonite, and acrylic fiber.

Which is the best fountain pen in the world? ›

Without further ado and in no particular order, here are some of our top picks for the best fountain pens from last year.
  • LAMY 2000 Black Makrolon Fountain Pen.
  • TWSBI Diamond 580ALR Nickel Gray Fountain Pen.
  • Opus 88 Demonstrator Fountain Pen.
  • Leonardo Momento Zero Blue Sorrento Fountain Pen (Stainless Steel)
Apr 3, 2024

Can you use vinegar to clean a fountain pen? ›

Water must always be clean and lukewarm: high temperatures can damage internal components. Continue rinsing until the water runs clear and you can see no signs of residual ink. To remove stubborn residues of dried or encrusted ink, leave the nib to soak overnight in a solution of vinegar and water.

Should I clean my fountain pen with alcohol? ›

Never use hot water to clean your fountain pen - this can cause warping or distortion to the components. Homemade cleaning solutions can be used but NEVER use acetone or rubbing alcohol as these will likely irreversibly damage your pen.

What fountain pen did Einstein use? ›

Albert Einstein used both a Pelikan 100 N and a Waterman Taper-cap Fountain Pen which he used to develop the Theory of Relativity. The Waterman pen is on display at the Boerhaave Museum in Leiden.

Do fountain pens get better with age? ›

For many of us, our ballpen is a disposable item that we throw away over and over again. On the other hand, a fountain pen can last for decades if looked after well (and will improve with age). Ink cartridges are also cheaper, and come in such a wonderful array of colours.

What is the most expensive pen in the world? ›

Most Expensive Pens in the World
  1. Fulgor Nocturnus by Tibaldi – $8 million. ...
  2. Montblanc Taj Mahal Limited Edition – $2 million. ...
  3. Montblanc Johannes Kepler High Artistry Stella Nova Limited Edition 1 – $1.5 Million. ...
  4. Montblanc Boheme Royal Pen – $1.5 million. ...
  5. Diamante By Aurora – $1.47 million.

Which is the best luxury pen in the world? ›

Montblanc Meisterstück

With its sleek silhouette and signature star emblem, this luxury pen exudes sophistication and class. Crafted from the finest materials, including precious metals and rare woods, the Montblanc Meisterstück is a testament to the brand's commitment to excellence.

What is so special about expensive pens? ›

These materials are often trimmed with precious metals like gold, silver, and platinum. Craftsmanship – As one would expect with a luxury car or timepiece, luxury pens are often handcrafted. This superior workmanship ensures perfection in the appearance and function of the pen.

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