Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 414

Montblanc, “Patron of Art Edition”, Ref. 28501, made in 2017
“Scipione Borghese”, limited edition, No. 0 546 / 4 810

CHF 1,100 - 1,550

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

Fountain-pen with medium 18K ruthenium-coated yellow gold nib engraved with a cardinal’s hat (dated 2017)
Original fitted box and outer box, “Scipione Borghese” booklets and guarantee (dated June 9, 2017)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Scipione Borghese”
Montblanc created this pen in 2017 in honour of Scipione Borghese (1577-1633), in a limited and numbered edition of 4 810 examples. The twenty-seventh of Montblanc’s “Patron of Art Edition”.
The barrel of the pen, crafted in granite, is inspired by the multicoloured marble floor of the interior of the Borghese Gallery, while the motifs and decorations on the cap evoke the antique ornaments of the famous Borghese vase. The clip, crowned with smoky quartz, recalls the branches of the old monumental trees in the garden of Villa Borghese. The shape of the top of the cap recalls a cardinal’s skullcap, while the top of the cone in cornelian shows the coat-of-arms of the family of that great Roman patron and collector, Scipione Borghese.


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