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David Oscarson | Les Quatre Couleurs Collection
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Produced in four primary color variations, each is limited to 88 pieces (combining Fountain Pen and Rollerball styles). Translated, *Les Quatre Couleurs* means The Four Colors, and /or The Four Suits. While origins of playing cards can be traced to China, India and Persia as early as the 7th century, it was not until the 14th century that they were introduced to Europe. The *pique* and *spade* can be traced to the sword of the Italian suits. The Spanish replaced queens with mounted knights (caballeros) and the Germans modified some suits, using bells, hearts, leaves and acorns as symbols. Improvement in French production about 1480, however, helped propel the more simplified French design to eventually become the standard four suits now used in most of the world... Spades, Hearts, Diamonds and Clubs. The Spade represents Nobility or Aristocracy; the Heart represents the Church or Clergy; the Diamond represents Merchants or the Wealthy and the Club represents Peasantry with its reference to clover, or the food of swine. The Quatre Couleurs Collection incorporates multiple levels of Guilloche engraving and a combination of translucent and opaque Hard Enamel. The entire body of each pen is first cut down to the level of the background, leaving the outer and inner lines of the four suits and decorative filigree motif in high relief. Translucent and opaque Enamels are repeatedly kiln-fired and filed by hand, resulting in the beautiful and enduring finish of true Hard Enamel. Les Quatre Couleurs, with its double meaning is an appropriate play on words as the four-suited collection is available in four color variations, each portraying all four suits on the cap and barrel. The luxurious 18kt Oscarson nib enhances the fountain pen, available in M, F and B widths. Cartridge/converter fill.

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