ATLAS Limited Edition Pelikan M818 Rollerball & Pencil Gold Set. INCLUDES ORIGINAL BOX & DUST BAG DETAILED IN PHOTOS. The Atlas moniker is well known in Tiffany lore.
In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity after the Titans lost to the Olympians in the 10 year Titanomachy (aka, War of the Titans). By 1853, Tiffany & Co. Had established itself as a leader in the quality jewelry trade. A new building was erected at 550 Broadway but Charles Tiffany felt that the facade looked somewhat monotonous.
To remedy this, he commissioned his friend, Henry Frederick Metzler, to carve a 9-foot tall figure of Atlas holding a clock upon his shoulders. The statue was to be situated over the buildings entrance. Metzler was known for carving ships figureheads.In response to his friends request, he carved from fir a rather realistic human form standing tall and proud, naked except for a crossed leather strap. Though it is made of wood, the statue was painted to mimic the patina of weathered bronze. Over 150 years later, that statue remains in place on their flagship buildings facade, as much a symbol of the company as their iconic blue boxes.
Sharing the name of this historic statue (along with a few other product lines), the M817 and M818 Atlas pens were produced by Pelikan for Tiffany & Co. Built off of the M800 chassis, neither pen bears any branding from Pelikan. Any questions please message me. The item "Tiffany & Co. ATLAS Limited Edition Pelikan M818 Rollerball & Pencil Gold Set" is in sale since Wednesday, September 25, 2019.
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