The Metropolitan Museum of Art Meissen Floral Ballpoint Pen

Metropolitan Museum of Art
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In the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a large, white, baluster-shaped vase decorated with Kakiemon-style flowers and birds in polychrome and gilt, and an iron-red meander pattern on the neck. This splendid vase (German, ca. 1725-30), almost two feet high, was made at the Meissen factory, the first European manufactory of hard-paste porcelain. Kakiemon is the name given to a distinctive class of Japanese porcelains, which were widely imitated by eighteenth-century European manufacturers. This pen is adapted from the vibrant decorations on the original vase. Gift of R. Thornton Wilson, in memory of Florence Ellsworth Wilson, 1950 

The highlight of the pen is the smooth twist-action ballpoint system, activated by turning the tip cone. The Metropolitan Museum of Art logo appears on the cap top. Brass base metal body with heavy chrome plate accents.  

Handsomely packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box. Uses the smooth writing Waterford Ballpoint refills. One refill is included, installed in 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
  • Meissen Floral design on cap and barrel
  • Chrome plate trim
  • Packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box
  • Uses Parker type refills
  • Includes 1 Parker type ballpoint refill, installed in the pen
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty


  • 5 3/8 inches long
  • 1/2 inches across (a chunky pen)
  • Weight: 1 oz (a medium weight pen)

Made in Taiwan