Montblanc Honore de Balzac Writers Limited Edition Ballpoint Pen - SEALED

£419.99

1 in stock

 

Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Honore de Balzac Writers Limited Edition Fountain Pen, which comes with its book style presentation box (including outers) and unstamped paperwork. The pen you’re purchasing is still factory sealed, so the first photo is of the sealed box and the others are from another Balzac ballpoint that we’ve recently sold. Only 14,500 were made and this is number 14921.

 

 

Launched in 2013, as the yearly offering for the Montblanc Writers Edition, the Honore de Balzac is a tribute to this legendary French novelist and playwright. There are so many subtle nods to both his character and style of dress, including the shape of his shoes being reflected in the barrel. The black resin cap and the grey body are decorated with stripes, which pay tribute to the “cutaway” – one of the most important components of Balzac’s wardrobe. He is renowned for carrying a lavishly decorated walking stick, which is portrayed by the platinum-plated clip with turquoise inlay.

 

 

One of the most significant design points are the three rings, which are supposed to symbolise the social classes in 19th century France – brilliantly described in his masterpiece “La Comédie humaine”. The, gold-plated clip ring stands for the nobility, the platinum-plated, discreetly decorated cap ring for the bourgeoisie, and the simply worked cone ring for the lower social strata.

 

 

The important details are as follows…

 

 

Date: 2013

 

Condition: Factory Sealed

 

Box: Complete

 

Limitation Number: 14291 / 14500

 

 

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”.