11 April 2001
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A "PETER THE GREAT" FOUNTAIN PEN, BY MONTBLANC
The green resin pen with 18K white gold filigree, the cap accented by a wreath of leaves and circular-cut emeralds, with an 18K gold nib enhanced by the Russian double eagle motif, 5½ ins., in its original fitted Montblanc case, with papers
Signed Montblanc, No. 793/888
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