Cross Botanica Purple Orchid

The Cross Botanica Purple Orchid fountain pen is provided with your choice of 18k solid gold rhodium-plated Century II series nib unit.

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November 3, 2017



This is the first fountain pen that I have bought and bought it because it was pretty and the price point was good.  I love it.  I had no idea that I would like this pen so much.  It is not huge, but a bit delicate; it has great balance.  I chose the medium nib with medium pressure and medium ink flow - it is just perfect.  I like a bit of a thick line (and hate spidery writing).  There is no scratching.  I strongly recommend this product for anyone who wants to dip their toes into fountain pens.  Jasmine answered the phone when I called to ask a million questions and she was extremely helpful.  I strongly encourage anyone with questions to give her a ring. 



Dressed up in captivating colors, the Cross Botanica Purple Orchid fountain pen features a floral pattern inspired by motifs used in henna art. A finish of pearlescent ivory lacquer provides the perfect backdrop for whimsical metallic designs in shades of blue, lavender, and purple. This affordable and memorable fountain pen makes an excellent introduction to the Cross brand.


The Cross Botanica Purple Orchid is a lightweight mid-sized pen with excellent balance in the hand. This is an easily transportable writer for those who want to be able to take their fountain pen on the go. 
Orchids are known for their beautiful and delicate nature, and these depictions in purple are no exception. 


The undulating motif winds up the cap and down the barrel, interspersed with renderings of orchids. Small decorative crystals add to the rich finish, while polished chrome trim accentuates the ivory backdrop. 

The Cross Botanica Purple Orchid fountain pen can use convenient Cross brand ink cartridges, or can be filled with any bottled fountain pen ink using the converter, included as a complimentary add-on with your purchase from us at Classic Fountain Pens.


The chrome-plated Cross clip allows this pen to be easily affixed to a shirt pocket, and also serves as a built-in roll stopper. Cross's trademark conical top gleams in chrome plating. 

A textured pavé cap ring in chrome plating displays the Cross name with elegance.


Normally made available only with steel nibs, we are able to provide the Botanica Purple Orchid with the same 18k solid gold rhodium-plated nibs used by Cross's classic Century II series. 

These 18k nibs are good candidates for customizations such as Cursive Italic or Left Oblique, with the some tipping sizes also appropriate for our special Architect's Point customization.



The Cross Botanica Purple Orchid fountain pen arrives in a presentation box and includes a converter and starter cartridge.

Unless requested otherwise, each pen or nib you purchase from us will be carefully examined, tested, and optimized for your personal writing characteristics before it ships.





Measurements & Specifications

Closed Length 5.4"
Posted Length 6.2"
Barrel Length 4.2"
Barrel Diameter 0.4"
Section Diameter 0.3"
Ink Capacity 0.5 ml
Filling System Cartridge-Converter
Cap Type Snap
Clip With Clip
Cartridge Capacity 0.5 ml
Converter Capacity 0.5 ml
Postable Postable
Pen Weight 25.6 g
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