OMAS Gina Lollobrigida UNICEF Signs Children Unique Solid Gold & Diamonds Fp MIB

  • OMAS Gina Lollobrigida UNICEF Signs Children Unique Solid Gold & Diamonds Fp MIB
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    Price: $70,390.25 Buy It Now Best Offer: Make Offer
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    Location: Australia
Specifications: Material: Resin and solid gold; Features: Solid 18kt white gold; Brand: OMAS; Product Type: Pens; Era: 1990s;

Item Details

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From a private collection, I am selling a unique piece, being the original solid white 18kt gold with encrusted pave diamonds OMAS fountain pen made, according to the original design of Miss Gina Lollobrigida, and auctioned by Christie's in Rome, Italy on 14 October 1996. 

Made as part of a series of pens designed by 24 famous people, with a solid white gold and a solid yellow gold fountain pen made for each person.   The group of famous people included Miss Lollobrigida, Dr Christian Barnard, Gianfranco Ferre, the Fendi sisters, and Julio Iglesias.  48 individual unique pieces in total crafted by OMAS.

The series was dedicated to the UNICEF 50th Anniversary Signs for Children initiative with a part of the auction proceeds donated to UNICEF by OMAS.  This pen has been in the one private collection since the auction, which the owner-collector attended as a guest of Mrs Raffaella Malaguti, the then proprietor of OMAS.

Miss Lollobrigida's design is reflected by etched joining hands wrapping around the cap and barrel, an expression of peace and goodwill.  The main motif can be seen on the barrel, where one hand in blue resin underlay approaches the other hand comprising an applique treatment encrusted in pave diamonds.  The result is spectacular, making Miss Lollobrigida's design one of the most symbolic and beautiful.
To accompany the pen, OMAS artisans produced a glass sculpture pen stand, with "GL", Miss Lollobrigida's initials, etched into its surface.

The pen is in pristine condition.  All trim is white gold.  18kt gold Medium nib.  Piston filler, operated by the blind cap knob at the bottom end of the barrel.  Cap closure is simple screw-on system.   Length closed is  around 14.8cm, length open is around 13.3cm, width at widest point on cap (excluding the clip) is 1.6cm, and weight empty is around 56 grams.  Supplied in its original  box, with glass pen stand, Christie's auction catalog,  and product...