Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Ludwig II Limited Edition 4810 Fountain Pen
The 2018 Patron of Art honours another great patron of the arts, Ludwig II the King of Bavaria (25 August 1845 – 13 June 1886). Also known as the Swan King or the Fairy Tale King, Ludwig II exercised his penchant for elaborate castles by building three architectural masterpieces: Linderhof, Herrenchiemsee and Neuschwanstein, the fanciful vision of a medieval fortress. The swan became his royal emblem, which is symbolically elevated by the Lohengrin Saga and immortalised as a design motif throughout Ludwig’s castles.
This imagery is captured on the Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Ludwig II Limited Edition 4810 Fountain Pen where the cap features a swan feather guilloche pattern underneath a translucent white lacquer. The champagne gold-coated crown cap top symbolises a detail of the monarch’s royal seal and a red ring to represent his sash, while the clip is gracefully shaped like a swan. In addition, the opera that inspired the young Ludwig to live a life of patronage, Wagner’s Lohengrin, is referenced on the champagne gold-coated cap ring, which is engraved “WWV 75.” The translucent blue lacquer barrel is inspired by the robe colour of Ludwig’s official royal portrait while the cone refers to the turrets of Neuschwanstein, with the engraving symbolising the stamp from the royal seal. This Montblanc Patron of Art limited edition pen is finished with a finely engraved Neuschwanstein 18-karat gold nib.
• 18k gold nib with engraving
• Blue lacquered barrel and translucent white lacquer cap with guilloche pattern
• Champagne gold-coated crown cap top with clip in shape of a swan
• Individual serial number
• Screw cap closure
• Piston filling system
• Numbered limited edition to 4810 pieces worldwide
• Special packaging gift-box with Montblanc International 2 years manufacturing warranty
• Ident No. 117843