a comprehensive guide to elysee pens,
including identification guide, history, and gallery
elysee fountain pens are known for their elegant designs, balance in the hand, jewelry-level German craftmanship, deep Chinese lacquer, and smooth writing.
I've owned an elysee Parthenon Bi-color fountain pen since 1992. Recently, I began researching (and collecting) them.
This is a work in progress. I periodically update this document (so if you save anything, save the link to this page rather than the document itself).
I'm eager to acquire scans of old catalogs and price lists to pin down dates. When dates are in my notes, they're only as close as I could document with hard evidence.
I'd also like to meet other elysee collectors and experts.
Please contact me if you share my passion for these beautiful pens, or if you'd like help identifying, buying, or selling an elysee pen.