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In the 1900s Stipula had a few very interesting line of pens and also manufactured pens on commission for several Italian brands such as Gucci, Pineider and Tibaldi, just to mention a few.

Stipula’s most appreciated model was the Etruria fountain pen which was manufactured in several versions, both as piston filler and as converter/cartridge filler, in celluloid and acrylic.

Etruria’s main features have remained unchanged over the years, with a typical high relief cap band ( which can be silver, vermeil, or solid gold, too) decorated with leaves as well as the clip with a typical design and the outline of small leaves, too.

1990’s Etruria models can be found either with gold, steel or titanium nibs, according to the line of production.

The name Etruria is the ancient name of the Etruscan Area (in central Tuscany) where the Etruscan population thrived since the Villanovian period (ninth century B.C.). The Etruscans developed their civilization and culture in the area stretching between the Arno and the Tevere river with a complex political structure centered on a city-state network with a very rigid hierarchy.

Their influence and contribution to the Roman culture was immense.

The reference to the Etruscan represents Stipula’s choice to celebrate its Tuscan origins and its deep connection with the territory and its culture.

This Stipula Etruria is interesting because it is a slim model, designed to adapt to feminine hands. The pen has the same length as the standard model but it is thinner and thus lighter in the hand.

The pen is numbered but it is not a limited edition. The nib is 18 ct gold, grade F.