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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 355

Montblanc, Ref. 28782, No. 105 591, made in 2009

“Mahatma Gandhi”, commemorative limited edition of 3 000 examples, No. 2 869 / 3 000

CHF 1,500 - 2,000

EUR 1,400 - 1,850 / USD 1,650 - 2,200 / HKD 12,600 - 16,800

Sold: CHF 2,000

Fountain-pen with medium 18K rhodium-plated gold nib engraved with portrait of Gandhi walking (dated 2009)

Nib has been dipped

Original fitted box and outer box, “Mahatma Gandhi Famous Words” booklet (hard-cover volume of Gandhi’s words of wisdom), instruction booklet and guarantee (dated November 2, 2009, Kramer-Krieg, Lausanne, Montreux)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Mahatma Gandhi”

Montblanc created this pen in honour of Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948), in a commemorative limited and numbered edition of 3 000 examples.

The white lacquered barrel stands for truth and peace. The sterling silver mountings on cap and cone are shaped to resemble a spindle, Gandhi’s favoured symbol of common cause with the people. The clip is set with a bright mandarin garnet, whose cut is reminiscent of a spinning wheel, an object of great symbolic value to Gandhi.

A solid gold version of the fountain-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 241 examples.

The ball-point-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 3 000 examples.


Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand, Mahatma
October 2, 1869 – January 20, 1948

Indian lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist, who employed nonviolent resistance to lead the successful campaign for India’s independence from British rule, and in turn inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world.

The honorific Mahātmā (“venerable”), first applied to him in 1914 in South Africa, is now used throughout the world.


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