Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 393

Montblanc, “Patron of Art Edition”, Ref. 28631, made in 1997
“Catherine II. the Great”, limited edition, No. 1 620 / 4 810

CHF 1,200 - 1,650

EUR 1,100 - 1,500 / USD 1,350 - 1,800 / HKD 10,200 - 13,900

Sold: CHF 1,500

Fountain-pen with medium 18K yellow gold nib engraved with Imperial Russian eagle motif (dated 1997)
Original fitted box and outer box, “Catherine II. the Great” booklet and guarantee (blank)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Catherine II. the Great”
Montblanc created this pen in 1997 in honour of Catherine II. the Great (1729-1796), who presided over the Russian Enlightenment, one of the principal modernisers of Imperial Russia, in a limited and numbered edition of 4 810 examples. The sixth of Montblanc’s “Patron of Art Edition”.
The pen (body and cap) is crafted of aubergine resin with a rose gold-plated overlay and ornaments. Engraved laurel leaves decorating the cap.
All reflecting the many classical structures built under her reign. This magnificently ornamented instrument recalls the splendour of her court. Catherine and her predecessor, Peter, paved the way for the Russian cultural renaissance, fostering writers, artists, and architects.


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