The Collection Giacomo Puccini Limited Edition
Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca in 1858, Italy, into a family with a long history of music. At age 14 he was a church organist and choirmaster, but it was not until he saw a performance of Verdi’s Aida that he became inspired to be an opera composer. He studied at the Milan Conservatory and in 1882 he wrote a one-act opera, Le Villi that caught the attention of Giulio Ricordi, who commissioned a second opera, Edgar (1889). Manon Lescaut (1893), his third opera, was a great success. It launched his remarkable relationship with the librettists Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, who collaborated with him on his next three operas: La Boheme (1896), Tosca (1900), Madame Butterfly (1904) Composition was slow after this. In 1910, Puccini completed La fanciulla del West, which he later on thought of as his most powerful opera, and, in 1917, finished the score of La rondine. In 1918, Il Trittico premiered in New York. This work is composed of three one-act operas: a horrific episode (Il Tabarro), in the style of the Parisian Grand Guignol, a sentimental tragedy (Suor Angelica) and a comedy or farce (Gianni Schicchi). Of the three, Gianni Schicchi is the most popular. He died on November 29, 1924. Another composer finished Turandot, his last opera, but when it was performed the orchestra stopped, the performers froze in position and the
conductor turned to the audience and said: “Here the opera finishes, because at this point the Maestro died”.
Cap : The collection is hand turned by hand from a solid bar of a special ruby-red resin. In the top of the cap it offers a medal in sterling silver featuring Puccini's bust. The cap of the 1K fountain pens and rollers offer a central ring in solid sterling silver 925‰ featuring music notes engraved and filled with red
enamel. In the 1KS version the cap in ruby-red resin is covered by a 925‰ solid sterling silver sleeve engraved with a design of various sizes circles portraying sound waves, and a design of music notes highlighted with red enamel.
Body: The body of the Celebration is made of a combination of splendid ivory and ruby-red resins and offers a large ring in 18 kt solid gold enriched with 7 rubies and 6 diamonds. An 18 kt solid gold sleeve covers the ruby-red resin cap.
Clip: The clip made of a special elastic metal alloy to facilitate the position into the pocket. In the Celebration version it is decorated with a sterling silver plaque enriched with 2 rubies and 1 diamond.
Nib: The 18-karat solid gold nib is specially designed, customized and it is personalized. Is available in Fine grade. It is engraved with the design of various sizes circles portraying sound waves as represented in the pens.
The Giacomo Puccini collection
Fountain pens with particulars in 925‰ solid Sterling Silver offers 858 pieces with lateral lever filling system,
1858 rollers with cap (R/2), which are easily convertible into ball pens.Serial number : 92.