Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Patron of Art Catherine The Great 888 Fountain Pen, which comes with a standard Montblanc presentation box. As with other POA pens, only 888 were produced and this is number 308 (we also have the matching number Peter The Great). The pen has been carefully used and is presented in overall excellent condition. We’ve lightly polished the rose gold, but will polish it again prior to dispatch.
In 1997, Montblanc honoured Catherine The Great, with the design taking its inspiration from the great era of the Russian Empire, with a garland of flowers engraved on the cap. The fretwork on the 888 is crafted from solid rose gold, with the resin having a purple / red tone – the theme is continued with the delightful rubies found around the top of the cap.
The 18k medium nib features an engraved two-headed eagle and it’s a piston filler, so your choice here is bottled ink. This is a legendary Patron of Art edition, which manages to be both richly detailed and elegantly simple at the same time.
The important details are as follows…
Standard Montblanc Presentation Box
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”.