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Krone Forbidden City Pen Set Rare #14/18 Mint, Boxed, Complete, Perfect
KRONE FORBIDDEN CITY PEN SET – RARE #14/18 MINT, BOXED, COMPLETE, PERFECT! BOTH FOUNTAIN PENS ARE SKILLFULLY CRAFTED BY HAND USING THE FINEST LACQUERING SECRET TECHNIQUES DEVELOPED CENTURIES AGO AND PASSED ON FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION IN RUSSIA. EACH PEN IS SIGNED BY THE ARTIST. IT TAKES APPROXIMATELY 6 MONTHS TO COMPLETE EACH PEN BY A. MATCHING SERIAL NUMBER ENGRAVED ON EACH PEN: 14/288 – FOR THE EMPEROR QIANLONG AND 14/18 FOR THE HUIXIAN. CAREFULLY HANDCRAFTED 18K SOLID TWO TONE (YELLOW AND WHITE) GOLD. HERE IS THE OFFICIAL KRONE DESCRIPTION. Emperor Qianlong ruled China for sixty years, from 1735 to 1795. He ascended the throne at the age of 25 and had the longest tenure of any Chinese emperor. His Qing Dynasty reign is widely viewed by historians as a successful one. China was at peace and prospered under his enlightened rule. Architecture and the arts were of great interest to him and rose to unprecedented heights under his guidance. He personally developed a series of beautiful European-style summer palaces and retreats and was also an accomplished calligrapher. By the time of his abdication in 1795, Qianlong was the absolute ruler of 300 million people. Up to that point in recorded history, no king or emperor in the world ruled more people, and to this day, nobody has ruled that many subjects with the absolute power accorded to Qianlong. Qianlong’s great gift was a genius for organization and administration, and while he retained much of the government structure established by his Ming Dynasty predecessors, he made two fundamental changes that would become one of his great legacies. One was to shift central power away from the Imperial Chancery to a group of personal assistants, effectively establishing a cabinet for the emperor. The second was to wrest control of government finances from an insular group of palace eunuchs and establish something called the Imperial House Department, which was under his control. This ensured that the emperor made all strategic decisions. Qianlong enjoyed hunting as a respite from the rigors of government and politics. He spent one month every summer at his Chengde retreat and while there would visit the Mulan hunting preserve often. He would organize large hunts for bears and tigers with thousands of men to develop soldiering skills, as well as to show off his considerable martial skills. These hunts would often have upwards of 30,000 people in attendance. His family, royal courtiers and elite soldiers would accompany him in what was a continuation of a Manchu tradition of living in forests. The entourage would hunt game during the day, cook over campfires for dinner and then sleep in tents. These hunting trips were well documented by artists of the imperial court, who would capture the emperor in brave encounters with bears and tigers. When Qianlong assumed power he understood well the symbolic power of the Forbidden City, which had served as the seat of Chinese government since 1420. The basic structure of the Forbidden City remained intact until the end of Qianlong’s rule, as did the functions of each building. It was a massive complex that covered almost eight million square feet and had over 9000 residents, many of whom spent their entire lives within its secretive walls. While he acknowledged the symbolic power of the Forbidden City, Qianlong did not like its cramped, dark spaces and spent the majority of his time at a series of beautiful retreats and European-style palaces built by the Qing Dynasty. Krone honors the Forbidden City with this unique, highly detailed, hand painted pen. This special free form shaped pen represents the silhouette of Qianlong. The exquisite painting highlights Qianlong and his attire. There is an authentic piece of the Forbidden City set expertly in the band on the blind cap. The edition is 288 fountain pens worldwide. The first 18 pieces of the edition are available as a exclusive set which also includes an additional pen. This pen is also a special free form shape but, is painted as Huixian, the Imperial Consort to the emperor Qianlong. THE PENS WERE NEVER USED, ALWAYS KEPT IN THE SAFE UNDER CLIMATE CONTROLLED CONDITIONS. PLEASE SEE THE ORIGINAL PICTURES OF THE ACTUAL ITEM OFFERED HERE FOR SALE. THE CONDITION IS PERFECT, A TRULLY EYE CANDY FOR A SOPHISTICATED COLLECTOR. YOU WILL GET EVERYTHING YOU SEE IN THE PICTURES. CHECK OUR FEEDBACK BY A LIST OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE. WE SPECIALIZE IN HIGH-END ITEMS LIKE S. DUPONT AND MONTBLANC PENS AND S. PLEASE ASK QUESTIONS IF LOOKING FOR RARE LIMITED EDITIONS. YOUR EMAILS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. The item “KRONE FORBIDDEN CITY PEN SET RARE #14/18 MINT, BOXED, COMPLETE, PERFECT” is in sale since Wednesday, June 26, 2013. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc”. The seller is “dupontbuff” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Krone Harry Houdini Fountain Pen Brand New # 376/588 Extremely Rare
KRONE HARRY HOUDINI FOUNTAIN PEN – BRAND NEW # 376/588 EXTREMELY RARE! ONLY 588 PENS WERE CREATED AND THIS IS NUMBER 376!!! IT IS A VERY INTRIGUING PEN TO HAVE, SMALL WHILE CAPPED, IT HAS A DECENT SIZE WITH CAP POSTED. MEDIUM SIZE 2 TONE 18K SOLID GOLD NIB, BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED BY HAND. THE PEN COMES IN ALL THE ORIGINAL OUTER AND INNER BOXES, COMPLETE WITH ALL THE SERTIFICATES, BOOKLETS, BROCHURE DESCRIBING HOUDINI’S ACHEIVEMENTS AND THE MAKING OF THE PEN. PLEASE SEE THE ORIGINAL PICTURES OF THE ACTUAL PEN FOR SALE. BELOW IS THE DESRIPTION TAKEN FROM THE KRONE WEBSITE. CHECK MY FEEDBACK BY A LIST OF SATISFIED CUSTOMERS WORLDWIDE. He jumps into the cold sea, manacled and chained. The weight of the chains causes him to quickly sink to the ocean floor. There, he is out of reach-out of contact. They are unknowingly participants of his act. The seconds move like minutes; the minutes like hours. How could he survive? The crowd sighs relief, and the myth becomes real. The most famous magician there has ever been, and probably will ever be, was best known as an escape artist. His relics, letters, and photos are sought after by collectors and have fetched astronomical prices at auctions worldwide. Handcuffs were Houdini’s specialty. He had 15 types in which he specialized. Opening them with keys and picklocks was his most common method. The “key” is linked to Houdini for what he is best known. Krone has procured a small cache of these exciting keys that have impeccable provenance. The keys then made their way to a well-known collector/dealer residing in a small town in Texas. Krone confirmed this magical link to Houdini, and verified the key’s authenticity through a famous internationally recognized relic dealer from Connecticut. Because there are so few of these items, and so many will desire to own a magical key, several of the keys have been reduced to “magic powder”, and are incorporated into the. 925-sterling silver clip in all of the limited edition pens. The Houdini Pen is a worldwide limited edition pen; 588 pens in sterling silver, 18 pens in white gold and 8 pens in platinum. Krone is proud to offer a very limited number of special reserve Houdini Pens, which are magical masterpieces in and of themselves, accompanied by Houdini’s own antique keys. Of the 588 sterling silver pens, 118 of them are accompanied with an authenticated original Houdini key. All of the white gold and platinum pens are accompanied with one of these keys. Each Houdini Pen contains. A two-toned, iridium-tipped, 18kt. Gold nib, onto which the Krone name is proudly guilloched. Krone nibs are offered in three widths (F, M, B) customized to the owner’s writing style. The clip contains the magic of Houdini’s keys. The sterling silver used for the clip has been combined with actual authenticated keys from Houdini to create this unique collectible. Houdini’s portrait has been engraved in. 925-sterling silver on the top of the cap. Framing Houdini’s portrait is a chain and padlock in. Each pen is presented within a black lacquered, magic, Houdini draw box. For those who possess the magic, the box when opened will create the illusion of the pen appearing and then disappearing. YOUR EMAILS ARE WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED. Track Page Views With. Auctiva’s FREE Counter. Add a map to your own listings. The item “KRONE HARRY HOUDINI FOUNTAIN PEN BRAND NEW # 376/588 EXTREMELY RARE” is in sale since Monday, May 22, 2017. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc”. The seller is “mika13″ and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Pen Type: Fountain
- Brand: Krone
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States