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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 374

Montblanc, “Writers Edition”, Ref. 38003, made in 2006

“Virginia Woolf”, limited edition, No. 04 048 / 16 000

CHF 450 - 550

EUR 400 - 500 / USD 500 - 600 / HKD 3,800 - 4,700

Fountain-pen with medium 18K gold nib engraved with elm tree motif (dated 2006)

Original fitted box and outer box, “Virginia Woolf” booklet and guarantee (dated August 23, 2006)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Virginia Woolf”

Montblanc created this pen in 2006 in honour of Virginia Woolf (1882-1941), in a limited and numbered edition of 16 000 examples. The fifteenth of Montblanc’s “Writers Edition”.

The pen’s elegant design features guilloché (engine-turned) waves in black precious resin, an allusion to Woolf’s 1931 novel, The Waves. The clip is set with a cabochon ruby.

The ball-point-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 18 000 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.


Woolf, Adeline Virginia
Née Stephen; January 25, 1882 – March 28, 1941

English writer, considered one of the most important modernist 20th century authors and also a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device.


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