Derived from the Latin taurus (bull) and from the Greek machia (battle), the Tauromaquia used to be a widespread spectacle. On this a priest-cum-acrobat would grab a running bull by the horns after which do a somersault onto the back of the animal, which in all likelihood used to be then sacrificed. This has inspired poets such as Garcia Lorca, painters such as Picasso and writers of the calibre of Hemingway.Lately the Tauromaquia still takes place in Spain and to a lesser extent in Mexico and Portugal. In line with a passionate and intense ritual. Folklore, colours and music merge into one to create an out of this world contrast of a fight to the death between man and beast.It’s not easy to recreate this drama and the feelings of participants and spectators the usage of a pen, yet when held between the fingers. The figure of the bullfighter is classy, the placement best. The clothing is adorned with the symbols of success and courage worn by valiant performers. The face is hidden however the concentration and determination are easy to believe.The usage of enamel and precious metal in this very good fountain pen devoted to a sophisticated yet primeval struggle evoke the dominant colours of the bullfight: the red, purple and bright yellow cape, the powerful black bull and the orange colour of the sand and sun.The pen is fitted with an 18 carat gold nib engraved with flowers to symbolise harmony and light. The highest of the cap is constituted of natural horn and has been left deliberately easy, austere even, to symbolise the world with its external arcade, internal terracing and the central a part of the gap used for the fight itself. A range of meanings, bright colours and talents for a limited edition fountain pen designed no longer just used for writing but as a murals to be showcased.