Boxed Mont Blanc Writer's Edition 'Oscar Wilde' Limited Edition Fountain Pen - Fine Nib (Near Mint Condition)
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Mont Blanc Writer's Edition 'Oscar Wilde' Fountain Pen
Marbled Pearl Resin with Silver Plated Gold Trim
Germany c1994 - Model No:28616
Original 18k Gold Nib - FINE
Piston Filled Fountain Pen
Description (Excerpt from montblanc.com)
Oscar Wilde is quoted as having said: “I have very simple tastes. I am always satisfied with the very best.” This sentiment is reflected in every pen in the Writers Edition created in his honour. The unconventionally decorated barrel and the many details hint at the passionate spirit of Oscar Wilde. Both the clip and the mountings are made of gold-plated 925 sterling silver.
An engraved signature of the author decorates the cap of the pen. And the handmade 18-karat gold nib, with its highly detailed engravings in the style of the age in which Wilde lived, complete this extraordinary tribute to an extraordinary person.
Oscar Wilde’s revolutionary views on the society of his day, his fight for aesthetic and moral freedom and his belief in individuality and simultaneous rejection of convention made this flamboyant man of letters a legend in his own time. As a central figure of London society at the end of the 19th century, he lived a decadent lifestyle, which exposed him more than once to the sharp criticism of the bourgeoisie. In addition to brilliant works such as “The Picture of Dorian Gray” and “The Canterville Ghost”, Oscar Wilde wrote numerous essays, poems and plays.
The fountain pen is in near mint condition. It comes as a complete set, with outer sleeve, inner sleeve, international service certificate and original Oscar Wilde book box which are like new.
There are no major imperfections to note, no splits cracks or engravings.
The pen is in superb condition, the only imperfections to note are light brassing to the cap bands and clip, very minimal (see photos). There one or two tiny tiny microscratches which prevent this pen being listed as mint. Again we are talking minimal - the pen is in superb condition
Capped - 144mm
Uncapped - 135mm
Diameter – 13mm