Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 416

Montblanc, “Patron of Art Edition”, Ref. 28505, made in 2019
“Hadrian”, limited edition, No. 0 027 / 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 yellow gold nib engraved with the Hadrianic phoenix haloed and provided with a laurel leaf (dated 2019)
Original fitted box and outer box, “Hadrian” booklets and guarantee (dated April 30, 2019)

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Brand Montblanc


Montblanc, “Hadrian”
Montblanc created this pen in 2019 in honour of Hadrian (76-138), in a limited and numbered edition of 4 810 examples. The twenty-ninth of Montblanc’s “Patron of Art Edition”.
The barrel and cap are made of Egyptian basalt inspired by the Pantheon of Rome, as are the top of the cap and the golden cone whose gradations are reminiscent of the dome of this monument. The ruthenium-coated part of the cone evokes the Villa Adriana at the gates of Rome where Hadrian retired, while the ring of the cap is decorated with two medallions, one inspired by the mask of Medusa, while the other is a portrait of Antinous represented in the features of the Egyptian god Osiris. The golden clasp represents a stylised ripe ear of wheat in honour of Demeter.


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