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Montblanc Elizabeth I 4810 Limited Edition Fountain Pen


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Up for sale is a 100% complete and sealed Montblanc Elizabeth I 4810 Limited Edition Fountain Pen. It has a medium nib and is brand new, sealed, and still under warranty. It has a Medium nib, but because its new, it can be sent it to MB for a nib swap to any nib grade you want.

Queen Elizabeth I built up 16th century England into a world power and created the foundation for a historic age of culture. Montblanc honours surely the most famous female monarch of Great Britain with an edition consisting of two fountain pens of the very finest quality: the “Limited Edition Patron of Art Elizabeth I” is limited to 4810 fountain pens and in an even finer edition limited to 888 writing instruments.

Queen Elizabeth I, born in 1533, was the fifth and last member of the Tudor Dynasty, and ruled over England from 1558 to 1603. The reign of Elizabeth I, which lasted over 40 years, entered history as an “Elizabethan golden age”. Both art and culture in Britain achieved new heights under Elizabeth I: the composer John Dowland set new standards in music with his madrigals and lute compositions, Francis Bacon became the founding father of empiricism with his philosophical writings.

The brilliant lacquer of both writing instruments is modelled on the royal garments of Elizabeth I. With the Tudor rose and the cross of the British Crown, the royal insignia put their stamp on the cap, which is crowned with a green cabochon on the clip. In addition the words “Video et taceo” engraved on the cap ring recall the supreme principle of Queen Elizabeth I’s government.

At the same time there are also traces of Elizabeth I’s childhood days to be found: the fine engravings on the gold-plated fittings recall the artistic embroidery of the book “The Glass of the Sinful Soul” – the book that Elizabeth I designed herself at the age of eleven. This extraordinary edition is completed with the ivory-coloured Montblanc emblem on the cap head and the royal crown engraved on the 18 K gold nib.

Above all, however, it was drama that flourished under Elizabeth I, who even created her own theatre ensemble, “Queen Elizabeth’s Men”. To bring art and culture closer to the common people, Elizabeth I regularly sent this ensemble on guest tours through the towns and villages of England. In this way, she turned the art of drama into a cultural spectacle that drew the whole of Britain under its spell.

The outstanding figure of Elizabethan drama, the playwright William Shakespeare, was one of the declared favourites of the theatre-loving Queen – at the first performances of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “A Comedy of Errors”, she sat among her people in the audience. When Elizabeth I died in 1603, although she did not leave any physical heir to the throne, she left a new England with a prosperous economy and a flourishing cultural life, ready to take its place as an empire that would span the world.

Launch: March 2010

Limitation: 4810 fountain pens

Body and cap of black precious resin with gold-plated inlay, the cap ring is decorated with a Tudor rose

Gold-plated rings and fittings with ornaments recalling the binding of the book “The Miroir or Glasse of the Synneful Soul”

Yellow-gold-plated clip set with a synthetic green garnet

Hand crafted 18 K gold nib with engraved royal crown motif


Weight 1 lbs


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