Thanks very much for looking at our listing for this Montblanc Patron of Art 4810 Marquis de Pompadour Limited Edition Fountain Pen, which comes with it’s presentation box (including outers) and information booklets. The pen remains factory sealed and we’ve included the other photos, of another Pompadour that we recently sold, for reference. Only 4810 were produced and this is number 4193.
In 2001, Montblanc honoured the legendary mistress of King Louis XIV, the Marquise de Pompadour. The design of the pen takes its inspiration from life at the Palace of Versailles. The Marquise was a renowned figure and also a passionate lover of art, supporting names such as Voltaire and Mozart.
The gold-plated barrel and trim represents the luxury of court life. The cap is crafted from Meissen porcelain and decorated with a hand-painted, sepia-tones rose, finished in gold. This recalls the Marquise’s love of porcelain and also her favourite flower.
The 18k medium nib has a rococo style engraving and the pen is a piston filler, so your choice here is bottled ink.
The important details are as follows…
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”.