Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 408

Montblanc, “Patron of Art Edition”, Ref. 28797, made in 2011
“Gaius Maecenas”, limited edition, No. 0 010 / 4 810

CHF 1,100 - 1,550

EUR 1,000 - 1,400 / USD 1,200 - 1,700 / HKD 9,300 - 13,000

Sold: CHF 1,375

Fountain-pen with medium 18K rhodium-plated gold nib engraved with laurel wreath motif (dated MMXI)
Original fitted box and outer box, “Gaius Maecenas” booklets in hardcover portfolio, and guarantee (dated April 13, 2011)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Gaius Maecenas”
Montblanc created this pen in 2011 in honour of Gaius Maecenas (c.70 BC-8 BC), the first recorded patron in the history of art and culture – a symbolic figure representing cultural responsibility and selfless commitment to the propagation of art –, in a limited and numbered edition of 4 810 examples. The twenty-first of Montblanc’s “Patron of Art Edition”.
The pen, modelled on classical lines, is crafted of sterling silver and marbled lacquer. The cap is engraved with an ode to Maecenas by Horace, and the end-piece is inlaid with a replica of an ancient Roman coin.


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Important notice – Special conditions Please look carefully at all the photos as they are an integral part of the description. Any defect not mentioned in the descriptions but visible on the photos will be considered as described and cannot lead to any claim. The dimensions are given as an indication and may slightly differ from the measures mentioned by the manufacturers especially for contemporary watches. The photos are not retouched. Colors may differ from reality. For timepieces, we guarantee neither the functioning nor the precision of the movement, nor the water-resistance of the case. In addition, please note that movements, parts of mechanisms or cases may be incomplete. The lots are sold “as is”, described to the best of our knowledge and cannot be returned. Once the online bid is placed by the bidder, it cannot be cancelled.