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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 367

Montblanc, “Writers Edition”, Ref. 28654, made in 1999

“Marcel Proust”, limited edition, No. 08 643 / 21 000

CHF 1,000 - 1,300

EUR 900 - 1,200 / USD 1,100 - 1,450 / HKD 8,400 - 11,200

Sold: CHF 1,375

Fountain-pen with medium 18K two-tone gold nib engraved with hour-glass motif (dated 1999)

Original fitted box and outer box, “Marcel Proust” booklet and guarantee (dated September 13, 1999)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Marcel Proust”

Montblanc created this pen in 1999 in honour of Marcel Proust (1871-1922), in a limited and numbered edition of 21 000 examples. The eighth of Montblanc’s “Writers Edition”.

The pen’s exquisite hexagonal sterling silver barrel is delicately engraved in the style of the legendary author’s era. The antiquarian design reflects Proust’s great theme of the passage of time and the persistence of memory. The grip and cap of the pen are finished with a black precious resin, with matching sterling silver fittings.

The ball-point-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 20 000 examples.

The mechanical pencil was produced in a limited and numbered edition of … 000 examples.

A set of three writing instruments, comprising a fountain-pen, a ball-point-pen and a mechanical pencil, was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 4 000 examples.


Proust, Valentin-Louis-Georges-Eugène-Marcel
July 10, 1871 – November 18, 1922

French novelist, critic, and essayist who wrote the monumental novel A la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time; earlier rendered as Remembrance of Things Past), published in seven parts between 1913 and 1927. He is considered by critics and writers to be one of the most influential authors of the 20th century.


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