By about 1300, the city of Cologne held Germanys largest urban population and was one of its most prolific artistic centers. Brilliant enamels from twelfth-century Cologne bear witness to the importance of the church in the cultural life of the city.
A group of medieval enamels in the Museums collection were once part of the massive reliquary shrines that lavishly decorated the interiors of Colognes 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 11751200. 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.
Uses standard refills Refillable Twist cap Brass barrel and clip with printed lacquer and gold overlay Rollerball Black ink