Favrile Peacock Feather Purse Pen 

A master of many media, Louis Comfort Tiffany (American, 1848–1933) was one of America’s most noted decorative artists at the turn of the 20th century. The motif of the peacock feather recurred throughout his work; he used it in some of his most important architectural commissions and in vessels of blown Favrile glass. This striking pen design is based on the peacock feather motif on an original Favrile vase (ca. 1900) in the Museum’s collection.

The ball pen takes a D1 type refill and twists to open and close. 

This pen is only available through the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shops or at store.metmuseum.org.



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Ball Pen – MM/0631/FPF

                     
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French Deco Roses Purse Pen 

This pen pattern is taken from Formes et couleurs, an album of 67 Art Nouveau and Art Deco motifs in the Museum’s collection, which was designed in Paris in the 1920s. Printed in vivid colors using the pochoir process, these plates were originally meant to serve as models for artists working in the fine and decorative arts. Pochoir, a stenciling process, was used in France from 1895 to 1935 to produce deluxe illustrated portfolios, books, and prints.


The ball pen takes a D1 type refill and twists to open and close. 

This pen is only available through the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shops or at store.metmuseum.org.


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Ball Pen – MM/0629/FDR


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Klimt Textile Pattern Purse Pen

In 1905, the Wiener Werkstätte (Vienna Workshops) began producing printed and woven textiles, many designed by artists such as the Austrian painter, Gustav Klimt (1862–1918). For nearly thirty years, the workshops produced refined and graphically elegant designs, distinctive in their use of flat shapes and bold colors and often incorporating geometric and floral motifs. This patterned pen is based on an eye-catching textile in the Museum’s collection, which was originally designed by Klimt about 1920.

 

The ball pen takes a D1 type refill and twists to open and close. 

This pen is only available through the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shops or at store.metmuseum.org.

 

 

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Ball Pen – MM/0630/KTP


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William Morris Pink and Rose Purse Pen

Artful colorations and patterns characterize the designs of William Morris (British, 1834–1896), a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement and a forerunner of modern design. He believed that beauty, imagination, and order were the essential components of a successful design; all are evident in Pink and Rose, his woodblock-printed wallpaper from about 1890, which we’ve adapted for our pretty pen. “Pink” in the title refers not to the color but to fragrant flowers in the genus Dianthus.


The ball pen takes a D1 type refill and twists to open and close. 

This pen is only available through the Metropolitan Museum of Art gift shops or at store.metmuseum.org.

 

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Ball Pen – MM/0627/WMR


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