Boxed Mont Blanc Writer's Edition 'Voltaire' Limited Edition Fountain Pen - Broad Nib (Near Mint Condition)
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Mont Blanc Writer's Edition 'Voltaire' Fountain Pen
Black Precious Resin with Gold Plated Mountings
Germany c1995 - Model No:28620
Original 18k Gold Nib - Broad Nib
Piston Filled Fountain Pen
Description (Excerpt from montblanc.com)
The Writers Edition Voltaire seems to reflect the fascinating personality of Voltaire in every detail. The surface of black precious resin appears just as unfathomable as his thoughts. The engraved mountings and the cap top in vermeil – gold-plated 925 sterling silver – are as rich as the possessions of Voltaire, whose gold-coloured signature decorates the cap of the pen. The 18-karat gold nib, made by a master craftsman, is finished off by delicate engravings reminiscent of the age of Voltaire.
Voltaire and his immense body of work, including comedies, philosophical discourses and letters, are unparalleled in modern times. Although even in his early years he came into conflict with the authorities because of the belligerency of his writings, his dramatic talent – which he used to create works such as “Candide” – made him one of the most acclaimed literary figures of his time.
In his older years, Voltaire dedicated himself increasingly to philosophy. Writings such as the “Philosophical Dictionary” continue to provoke the deepest discussions, and keep alive Voltaire’s memory as the spiritual father of the Enlightenment.
The fountain pen is in near mint condition. It comes as a complete set, with outer sleeve, inner sleeve, international service certificate and original Voltaire book box which are like new. The pen still bears its original 'B BROAD Nib' retail sticker
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or engravings.
The pen is in superb condition, the only imperfections to note are brassing to the cap bands and clip, (see photos). There are tiny microscratches which prevent this pen being listed as mint. Again we are talking minimal - the pen is in superb condition
Capped - 149mm
Uncapped - 128mm
Diameter – 13mm