Twice a year Artcurial organises auctions dedicated entirely to collectable pens.

Under the direction of Juliette Leroy-Prost, the Stylomania auction has become the unmissable event for collectors and connoisseurs of beautiful writing instruments.

Rare models from the Japanese maker Namiki take pride of place, famous for lacquer work of unparalleled levels of finesse.

Connoisseurs of famous pens also have the opportunity to bid for sought-after models from historic makers such as Parker, Waterman, Sheaffer, Graf von Faber Castell and Conway Stewart.

The Italian makers are always well represented, with fine pieces from Omas, Montegrappa, Aurora, Delta, Stipula and Visconti - the quintessence of Italian elegance.

Collectors looking for pieces from the legendary brand of the white star will not be disappointed, with a wide range of Montblanc models always up for sale, alongside other names synonymous with luxury and the art of living - Cartier, Boucheron, Dupont, Tiffany, Chaumet, etc.

The auctions also offer connoisseurs the chance to complete their collections with superb inkstands, pen cases and cigarette lighters.