11 April 2001
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A MEISSEN PORCELAIN "YEAR OF THE DRAGON" FOUNTAIN PEN, BY MONTBLANC
The white porcelain fountain pen with hand painted orange and red Chinese dragon decoration and gold plated trim, with 18K gold nib engraved with the Chinese symbol for the year of the Dragon, 5¾ ins. long, in the original fitted Montblanc case, with papers
Signed Montblanc, No. 821/888
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