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Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 378

Montblanc, “Writers Edition”, Ref. 28783, made in 2010
“Mark Twain”, limited edition, No. 03 197 / 12 000

CHF 900 - 1,100

EUR 800 - 1,000 / USD 1,000 - 1,200 / HKD 7,500 - 9,300

Fountain-pen with medium 18K white gold nib engraved with nautical motif, a knotted ship’s rope (dated 2010)
Original fitted box and outer box, “Mark Twain” booklets and guarantee (undated)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Mark Twain
Montblanc created this pen in 2010 in honour of Mark Twain (1835-1910), in a limited and numbered edition of 12 000 examples. The nineteenth of Montblanc’s “Writers Edition”.
Dark blue precious resin pen body with sinuous lines suggesting the swirls and currents of the Mississippi, cap design reminiscent of an old steamboat chimney, and platinum-plated clip.
The ball-point-pen was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 15 000 examples.
The mechanical pencil was produced in a limited and numbered edition of 6 000 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 3 000 examples.
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne; known by his pen name Mark Twain
November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910
American writer, humourist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. He was lauded as the “greatest humorist the United States has produced”, and William Faulkner (1897-1962) called him “the father of American literature”. His novels include The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), the latter often called The Great American Novel. His wit and satire, in prose and in speech, earned praise from critics and peers, and he was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty.


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