Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen Review

Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen Review

Van Gogh is quoted to have once said,

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.

Creating a masterpiece is no small feat. Neither is being a world renown artist. However, the route to each of those achievements is taken in the same way - one stroke at a time, one step at a time.

It may be little, but every conscious decision toward your big dreams is one step closer to making them real.

Keeping inspired with a positive mental attitude is key in following through and pursuing your goals. A painting will not look like the finished product until months (possibly years) of labor are invested. If the artist is discouraged after a lack of daily progress, then the masterpiece will never be completed.

Having a miniature masterpiece at hand can help keep the creative juices flowing.

Pen Profile : The Visconti Van Gogh Mini (Pre-2011)

Let your dreams manifest through your hands with Visconti's Van Gogh collection of writing instruments. The original styles produced prior to 2011 feature colorful, swirling, translucent resin with chrome trims and the classic, Visconti arc clip. These unique resins pay tribute to the artist's post-impressionist painting style, brilliantly translated into pen form.

The original Van Gogh collection came in three sizes : an oversized "Maxi," the standard "Midi" and the petite "Mini." When they were replaced by the VanGogh Impressionist collection back in 2011, we obtained the last of the Van Gogh Mini pens from the distributor. As of this writing, only a few dozen new, old stock pens are left.

Pen Profile : The Visconti Van Gogh Mini (Pre-2011)

Pocket-Sized Paintings

The Van Gogh Mini fountain pen measures 4.875" long closed, 4.375" with cap removed, 5.5" long with cap posted on back end. It is not as small as a Kaweco Sport pen, which measures 4.13" long closed and 5.3" long with cap posted, but it is smaller than the newer Visconti Van Gogh Impressionist pens (5.5" closed, 6.23" with cap posted). 
Pen Profile : The Visconti Van Gogh Mini (Pre-2011)

The Van Gogh Mini has a screw open cap that posts securely to the back end while writing. The fountain pen arrives with a single, international-sized ink cartridge to start with, but it can also use the Kaweco Sport piston converter to fill using bottled ink (sold separately). The stainless steel nib is as smooth and reliable as you would expect a Visconti worth 3X the value.

A matching rollerball is also available in select styles. The Van Gogh Mini rollerball uses the same type of Schmidt capless rollerball refill that accompanies the Retro 51 Tornado Pen. All Van Gogh Mini pens arrive in highly presentable Visconti gift boxes.

How Does the Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen Write?

The Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen, with its compact design and precision-engineered stainless steel nib, offers an unparalleled writing experience. Measuring 4.875" when closed and 5.5" with the cap posted, this pen is designed for both comfort and portability. The nib, known for its smooth flow and reliability, glides across paper, delivering consistent ink distribution without skipping or blotching. Equipped with a single, international-sized ink cartridge, the pen also accommodates a Kaweco Sport piston converter for those who prefer using bottled ink. This flexibility, combined with the pen's ergonomic design, ensures that every word penned is a testament to the art of writing.

Is the Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen Worth the Investment?

Considering its craftsmanship, design, and performance, the Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen represents a significant value for enthusiasts and collectors alike. Its unique, swirling resin body, inspired by Van Gogh's post-impressionist style, is not just a writing instrument but a piece of art. The pen's durability, coupled with the Visconti reputation for quality, ensures it is a worthwhile investment. While the initial cost may be higher than standard pens, its longevity, aesthetic appeal, and superior writing quality justify the investment, making it a valuable addition to any collection.

Who Should Buy the Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen?

The Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen is ideal for artists, writers, and professionals who appreciate the fusion of art and functionality. Its compact size makes it perfect for those on the go, fitting easily into a pocket or purse. Art enthusiasts will be drawn to its design, inspired by one of the most famous artists in history. Additionally, fountain pen collectors looking for a unique piece with historical significance will find the Visconti Van Gogh Mini to be a must-have. Whether for daily use or special occasions, this pen caters to anyone valuing craftsmanship, style, and the joy of writing.

Buy Your Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen at Goldspot Pens

Goldspot Pens is proud to offer the Visconti Van Gogh Mini Fountain Pen, a testament to the legacy of Van Gogh and the craftsmanship of Visconti. As one of the few distributors with this exquisite pen in stock, Goldspot ensures that each purchase comes with the full experience: a Visconti gift box, unparalleled customer service, and the guarantee of authenticity. Whether you're adding to your collection or starting it, buying from Goldspot Pens means investing in quality, history, and artistry. Visit our website to secure your piece of writing elegance.
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