Description The art of writing by hand comes to life with the Visconti Van Gogh Impressionist Collection, with pen designs inspired by paintings from one of the world's most acclaimed artists. Each pen reflects the emotion and techniques of Van Gogh's most famous paintings. The Visconti fountain pen in Self Portrait in Blue is inspired by the Van Gogh painting of the same name, and features flowing shades of lighter blues, cream and browns in an 18-sided faceted resin body accented by palladium trim, with no two pen patterns exactly the same. The Van Gogh fountain pen offers a smooth-writing steel nib and uses the Visconti magnetic cap system to close the pen, and the elongated clip has a spring at the cap end to help the pen slide easily into your shirt pocket or pen case. A converter is included for use with bottled ink, or short standard international cartridges will fit as well. Don't forget to customize your Visconti pen with the "My Pen System". Just include your first and last initials in the comments box, with a request for My Pen System Inserts. Some nib options may take 7 - 10 days to ship. PLEASE NOTE: Recent changes to this pen's markings may not be reflected in our photographs. Pen manufacturers occasionally update cap bands, nib engravings, etc. As these changes are rolled out, we may have inventory of only the previous version, only the new version or both versions. If you have any questions or concerns about the current design markings, please call or email us and we can provide additional information.