The Metropolitan Museum of Art Medieval Colonnette Rollerball Pen

Metropolitan Museum of Art
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By about 1300, the city of Cologne held Germany’s largest urban population and one of its most prolific artistic centers. Brilliant enamels from 12th-century Cologne bear witness to the importance of the church in the cultural life of the city. 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.

The highlight of the pen is the smooth writing rollerball refills. Brass base metal body with gold plate accents.  

Handsomely packaged in a handsome gift box. Uses the smooth writing Waterford rollerball refills. One refill is included, in the box with the pen. Limited 1 Year Warranty.

Proceeds from the sale of this product are used to support The Metropolitan Museum of Art.


  • All brass construction
  • Medieval Colonnette design on cap and barrel
  • Gold plate trim
  • Packaged in a handsome gift box
  • Uses International type rollerball refills
  • Includes 1 International type rollerball refill, in the box with the pen
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


  • 5 5/8 inches long with the cap on
  • 6 1/2 inches long with the cap posted on the end of the barrel
  • 1/2 inches across (a chunky pen)
  • Weight: 1.3 oz (a medium weight pen)

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