The butterflies on this colorful pen are adapted from an early nineteenth-century coverlet in the Museum’s collection, made in China for the American market (probably Canton, ca. 1830). Skillfully embroidered in polychrome silks, the crimson silk coverlet features a field of varied butterflies fluttering around a basket of flowers, deep borders of garden scenes, and a fringe on all four sides. East Asian artists through the ages have been inspired by the eye-catching color combinations of butterfly wings to create distinctive compositions.
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
A field of varied butterflies fluttering around a basket of flowers design on cap and barrel
Gold plate trim
Packaged in a color coordinated paperboard gift box
Uses Parker type refills
Includes 1 Parker type ballpoint refill, installed in the pen