The Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Napoléon Bonaparte Limited Edition honours the Emperor's artistic sense in many ways: general, emperor and patron of the arts.
Napoléon Bonaparte was one of the rare figures in history whose life had far-reaching impact. He changed the face of Europe and helped shape the modern era.
In the history books, he stands as a brilliant strategist and commander as well as a visionary conqueror. Born in 1769 in Corsica, Napoléon Bonaparte is known for his meteoric rise from general to first consul to emperor of the French. As a ruler, he shook the entire world with innovations such as centralised administration, religious tolerance and, most notably, the Code civil, the first common civil code, which established the equality of all people.
Napoléon Bonaparte's glory lives on in the magnificent architecture parlante style of the famous Parisian structures built during his reign. In addition to architecture, other arts, such as painting, sculpture and the decorative arts, also blossomed under his leadership.
**Please note that this pen is sealed, and once it has been unsealed, is not able to be returned.
|Cap can post
|5.7" L x 0.9" D
|Au 750 solid yellow gold nib
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|Montblanc Ink Bottles
|Montblanc Patron Of Art
|Clip:Platinum-coated clip end decorated with red garnet recalling coronation ring of
Napoléon Bonaparte's wife Joséphine and Sword-shaped platinum-coated clip bears Napoléonic "N" as displayed on Napoléon Bonaparte's throne in Fontainebleau
Design:Au 750 solid yellow gold skeleton overlay with intertwining oak and olive leaves drawn from Napoléon Bonapartes uniforms, Merovingian bees refer to décor in his imperial palaces, Blue lacquer underneath Au 750 solid yellow gold overlay inspired by colour of Napoléon Bonaparte's uniform. Also the engraving of emperor's portrait on platinum-coated cone featuring Egyptian palmette and bees engraved on cone
Cap:Montblanc emblem in mother-of pearl on cap top. The platinum-coated cap top engraved with laurel wreath, imperial crown and eagle referring to Napoléon Bonaparte's coronation insignia
Fittings: Decorative gold-coated fittings and detailed work on cap ring inspired by classical style of Napoléon Bonaparte's buildings.
Nib:Handcrafted bicolor Au 750 solid yellow gold nib bears portrait of Napoléon Bonaparte with typical bicorn hat