Montblanc Patron of Arts 4810 Sir Henry Tate Limited Edition Fountain Pen, which comes with its presentation box and paperwork – the back page has been torn out of this.The pen has never been used and is presented in virtually as new condition. As with other POA pens, only 4810 were produced and this is number 437 (matching number on the limitation plaque)
In 2006 as part of their Patron of Arts series, Montblanc chose to honour the famous sugar trader Sir Henry Tate. The shape of the pen is characterised by clear, tectonic shapes, reminiscent of the neoclassical architecture of Tate Britain, the museum financed by Sir Henry Tate. The geometrical lines of the platinum-plated body and the decoration of the cap rings reflect characteristic elements in the style of the museum building. In elegant contrast, the cap and body feature red lacquer guilloche inlays and the cap head bears an ivory-coloured Montblanc star.
The most significant patron of British art was a successful sugar trader: Sir Henry Tate. Born in Lanca-shire in 1819, the industrialist used his negotiating skills and innovative spirit to build a sugar empire out of a small company.
He invested his wealth in contemporary art, founded universities, hospitals and libraries and opened the art treasures of his house to the public every Sunday. With a generous donation of £80,000 and 65 valuable paintings from his private collection, Sir Henry Tate laid the foundations for the most Important collection of British art in the United Kingdom in 1879. Today, the name “Tate” stands for a unique network of the fine arts – for four world-renowned museums in which the cultural spirit of their eponymous patron lives on
The 18k medium nib, which is rhodium-plated, is adorned with fine engravings of two sugar canes. Interestingly, this pen features the same ingenious retractable nib as the Boheme range and as such is a cartridge only pen.
The important details are as follows…
Virtually As New Condition
Montblanc presentation boxes included
Limitation Number present
With every pen that we sell we provide a card that includes the manufacturer, model, serial / limitation number and date it was purchased from us. We do this because our customers like to have documentation showing that it’s been purchased from a trusted seller. As the Financial Times said recently in their How To Spend It publication – “izods is an e-cache of ultra fine fountain pens”.