17 May 2001,
Price realised CHF 6,462
CHF 3,500 - CHF 5,000
AN "ALEXANDER THE GREAT" FOUNTAIN PEN, BY MONTBLANC
The green marbled lacquered pen with gold veins enhanced by the Greek key design to the 18k gold cap decorated with black enamel lotus flowers, with a gold nib engraved with a platinum ram's head, the symbol of the god Amon, 1998, 14.0 cm., in its original Montblanc fitted case
Signed Montblanc, no. 1900/4810
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This pen was created in 1998 to celebrate the young king of Macedonia who enriched the world with the achievements of Greek culture, and whose legacy is know as the era of Hellenism.
This lot is offered without reserve.
SOLD WITHOUT RESERVE
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