€4,50

Blooming thoughts


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Sku: MERIPEN
ISBN/EAN: 8032472023203

An elegant pen designed for your best thoughts. For work, office or personal use, your pen will be admired by those around you. Its unique design makes it an elegant piece of stationery, a charming gift idea for people of all ages. Its design, depicting colourful naturalistic features, is taken from the 17th century herbal by Maria Sibylla Merian, which is preserved in the Bibliotecha Antiqua of the Aboca Museum in Sansepolcro.

Having learned the techniques of illustration and natural colouring from her father, Matthäus Merian, an illustrator and cartographer, she depicted the metamorphosis of larvae and caterpillars into butterflies, as well as the spectacular flowers they fed upon, with rigorous scientific diligence, finishing the work in delicate watercolour. Her adventurous life, fuelled by curiosity, led her to exotic locations, notably Surinam and French Guiana, which gave her the opportunity to enrich her work with the original details observed in her explorations.

Dimensions: cm 14 x 1.5 diameter


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