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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 373

Montblanc, “Writers Edition”, Ref. 35579, made in 2005

“Miguel de Cervantes”, limited edition, No. 07 827 / 17 000

CHF 650 - 800

EUR 600 - 700 / USD 750 - 850 / HKD 5,600 - 6,500

Fountain-pen with medium 18K gold nib engraved with windmill motif (dated 2005)

Original fitted box and outer box, “Miguel de Cervantes” booklet and guarantee (blank)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Miguel de Cervantes”

Montblanc created this pen in 2005 in honour of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), in a limited and numbered edition of 17 000 examples. The fourteenth of Montblanc’s “Writers Edition”.

Crafted of brown marbled lacquer with gold-plated rings adorning the length of the barrel. The shape of the pen honours the author of one of the most influential literary classics of all time, Don Quixote, in a discreet wink to the eternal nemesis of Quixote, the windmills of the Spanish plains.

The ball-point-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 17 000 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.


Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
September 29, 1547 (assumed) – 22 April 1616

Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language, and one of the world’s pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel Don Quixote, a work often cited as both the first modern novel, and one of the pinnacles of literature. Much of his life was spent in poverty and obscurity, many of its details are disputed or unknown, and the bulk of his surviving work was produced in the three years preceding his death. Despite this, his influence and literary contribution are reflected by the fact that Spanish is often referred to as “the language of Cervantes”.


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