The design of this beautiful ballpoint pen comes from Iznik, a small town that rose to cultural significance during the Ottoman reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. It became one of the most important hubs of ceramic art in the Middle East, and one work that survives to this day is a ceramic tile decorated with abstract leaves and flowers. The floral motif of the Iznik tile now adorns this pen as well.
A twist mechanism is used to extend and retract the pen, which contains black ink. The pen accepts standard ballpoint refills such as the Schmidt P900 or Parker Golden Touch.
Proceeds from sales support The Metropolitan Museum of Art.