Montblanc Patron of Art 888 Scipione Borghese Fountain pen 115985

Montblanc Patron of Art 888 Scipione Borghese Fountain pen 115985

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Montblanc Patron of Art 888 Scipione Borghese Fountain pen 115985

The Montblanc Patron of Art 2017 is dedicated to Scipione Borghese (1577-1633). Borghese was an Italian Cardinal and considered to be one of the greatest and most influential lovers, patrons and collectors of Roman baroque art. During his lifetime, Carindal Scipione Borghese was seen as an especially adept patron of culture. He was particularly fond of two young artists, both of whom went on to achieve great fame: the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini and the painter Caravaggio. Borghese commissioned Gian Lorenzo Bernini to create numerous sculptures, including two portrait busts of the cardinal himself. Carviaggo likewise a protégé of Borghese at the time, took completely new paths in painting. His combination of sacred motifs depicted with everyday scenes was an innovation that was to shape the art of painting for centuries.

The works of Bernini and Caravaggio formed the initial inventory for the Galleria Borghese, which was founded by Scipione Borghese himself. With confident feeling for milestones in art, he enriched his collection with masterpieces from Titian, Raphael and other significant artists of the Renaissance. Most famous worldwide is the Borghese Vase. Richly decorated with sculptural embellishments, Borghese displayed it on the gallery’s ground floor, and today it is one of the highlights of the Louvre.

The overall design and shape of the Montblanc Scipione Borghese 888 Limited Edition is inspired by the interior design of antique-coloured marble and various marble sculptures in the Villa Borghese. The 888 Edition is a unique blend of Roman interior decoration and Roman Baroque style. The antique dark-green marble colour stands for the Ottoman Baroque style that dominates the interior decoration of Villa Borghese. The red gold coin represents wealth and nobility, featuring the portrait of Scipione Borghese. The pattern of the ring on the cap top is also inspired by the marble pillar inside Villa Borghese, while the top of the cap shape is inspired by his Cardinal hat. The stone in the clip is a drop stone inspired by watercolour and adds an androgynous touch. The 18kt gold nib is enriched with a fine engraving inspired by the Scipione Borghese coat of Arms.

Restricted to 888 pieces worldwide.

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In 1992, Montblanc started the foundation "D'enterprise Montblanc de la Culture" to support and protect the contemporary arts. Montblanc annually creates a strictly limited edition fountain pen whose design is in the style of a patron of art whose name bears relation.

The name Montblanc has always been associated with precious gifts and keepsakes that reflect the pinnacle of artisanal prowess and traditional craftsmanship.

Appelboom is authorized dealer of Montblanc.

RangePatron of Art
Writing systemFountain pen
Nib grade Extra Fine, Fine, Medium, Broad, Double Broad, Oblique Medium, Oblique Broad
Nib content18kt Gold
Filling systemPiston
Closing SystemScrew cap
Trim colorGold
Weight50 gram
Length closed144mm
Length barrel125mm
Length postedN/A

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  • Product Code: Vulpen / Fountain pen
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  • EUR €6,570.25
  • Ex Tax: EUR €6,570.25

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