Antonini Medium Zip Pencil Case Ocra
One of our favourites!
A soft and slim zip pouch for a a couple of large pens or a few smaller pens or pencils. In butter-soft calf leather, and a variety of colours, they have become one of our most popular gifts, and we have seen them used variously as cases for makeup pens and pencils, lipsticks, Mont Blanc pens, crochet needles, mini first-aid kits, and mini stationery kits!
Slightly larger than our original Antonini 024 Pen case.
Part of our Antonini collection, handmade to order in the hills outside Florence, they coordinate well with other popular Antonini gifts such as the keyring case, small spectacle case and our own envelope clutch.
This family firm uses only the softest Italian calf leather, a completely supple, fine-grained leather in gorgeous colours. The Antoninis are true craftsmen and women, specialists in their unique form of small leathergoods construction, using few or no linings and hand-turning the edges of each piece of leather. As well as the softness, we love the vibrant colours and of course, love the fact that they are still made by the Antonini family in such a lovely part of the world.
It really is a family firm - with the second generation now involved, based in a small village, with the workshop at the rear of the family house, horses out the front, and hills all around. We have visited the workshop several times, and though there is not much English spoken by the older generation, and our Italian is a little rudimentary, it is really a pleasure to know the Antonini family and to have their beautiful products in our stores.