1 May 2001
This lot is offered without a reserve
A "LOUIS XIV" FOUNTAIN PEN, BY MONTBLANC
The vermeil pen enhanced by engraved foliate decoration, the cap with a polished oval field for engraving, with 18K gold nib enhanced by foliate engraving and heart-shaped opening, 1994, 14.0 cm. long, in its original fitted Montblanc box with papers
Signed Montblanc, no. 1929/4810
This pen was created in 1994 to celebrate the Sun-King under whose reign the arts of France reached their zenith. He was not only famous for Versailles but also for all of his achievements in the development of France.
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