Montblanc Honore de Balzac Writers Limited Edition Fountain Pen

£619.99

1 in stock

 

Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this wonderful Montblanc Honore de Balzac Writers Limited Edition Fountain Pen, which comes with an izods presentation box. The pen has just returned from being serviced by Montblanc in Hamburg and is presented in very good condition.

 

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 cone. 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.

 

Being a piston filler, your choice here is bottled ink. The pen is fitted with a medium 18k nib.

 

The important details are as follows…

 

Date: 2013

Condition: Lovely

Box: izods

Limitation Number: 04481 / 10000

 

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”.

 

The pen is ready for many years of use or simply to be tucked away as part of a wider collection. With the prices of the writers edition pens continuing to rise, this represents a great opportunity to purchase a lovely example, at a keen price and from a trusted seller.