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Patron of the Art Hommage a Scipione Borghese Limited Edition

$4,100.00 CAD

Scipione Borghese was an Italian Cardinal who lived from 1577 to 1633. Montblanc has dedicated two truly magnificent writing instrument to this Italian cardinal. The inspiration for the design of this fountain pen comes from his great love for Roman Baroque art and the Roman Baroque interior design. He collected a lot of this art in his Villa Borghese, and the interior of his villa was based on this artform as well.

The inspiration for the granite barrel of the Montblanc Patron of Art Borghese 4810 Limited Edition is the multi-coloured marble floor in the Galleria Borghese. The ornaments and pattern of embossing on the cap and around the cone of this edition dons antique motifs seen on the Borghese Vase. The design of the clip is inspired by the park at Villa Borghese. The artistically crafted clip, crowned by a smoky quartz, brings to mind the branches of the colossal old trees of this extraordinary park. The shape of the cap top, crowned with the Montblanc emblem of black and white precious resin, is reminiscent of a cardinal’s hat, while the cone top, made of carnelian on the Montblanc Patron of Art Borghese 4810 Limited Edition, is adorned with a portrait of Borghese. The 18kt gold nib is enriched with an engraving of the Borghese family coat of arms.

The production of this magnificent writing instrument is restricted to 4810 pieces. 4810 represents the height of the mountain Mont Blanc in metres.