Montblanc Honore de Balzac Writers Limited Fountain Pen

£759.99

1 in stock

 

Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Writers Limited Edition Virginia Woolf Set Fountain Pen, which comes with its book style box (including outer) and stamped information booklet – confirming first purchase on 7th November 2013. The pen has barely been used and is presented in wonderful condition. Only 16000 were produced and this is number 08646.

 

 

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 18k fine nib features a fine engraving of Balzac’s initials. The pen is a piston filler, so your choice here is bottled ink.

 

The important details are as follows…

 

  • Wonderful Condition

 

  • Book Style Presentation Box

 

  • Fine Nib

 

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”.