Montblanc 4810 Limited Edition Ludovico Sforza Fountain Pen
Montblanc introduces its annual Patron of Art Edition 2013 commemorating the life and influence of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, one of the most prominent patrons of the Italian Renaissance and protector of the great Leonardo Da Vinci. For 22 years, the Patron of Art Edition has celebrated the contribution of a different historical patron of the arts and coincides with the annual Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Awards, an honour established in 1992 to recognize the commitment of modern-day patrons of the arts in 12 countries.
The latest Patron of Art Edition, with its Sterling Silver Limited Edition 4810 Fountain Pens, brings to life the splendour of the late Renaissance. Ludovico Sforza (1452 - 1508), a shrewd ruler and an ambitious diplomatist, had an insatiable passion for the arts transforming Milan into one of the most magnificent courts in Europe. Under the Duke's patronage, Leonardo Da Vinci created his most famous works including the 'Last Supper' and the 'Lady with an Ermine'.
The monumental Castello Sforzesco in Milan, home to the prestigious ducal dynasty is the inspiration for the Editions' cap and clip design with its distinctive cylindrical towers. The writing instrument's fittings replicate the pattern Da Vinci, used in his fresco in the "Sala delle Asse" or "Chamber of Boards", as well as in the Mona Lisa's robes and ornaments. The initials engraved on the cap's ring originate from the "Testone", a silver coin issued in honour of Ludovico Sforza during the Milanese Renaissance.
The Limited Edition 4810's cap and barrel are crafted from precious black lacquer featuring Da Vinci's intricate designs in silver. The 925 Sterling Silver fountain pen is crowned with the Montblanc star in white precious resin. The 750 rhodium plated solid gold nib of the Edition is engraved with the Duke's coat of arms, a final acknowledgement to a lasting cultural legacy.
Montblanc 4810 Limited Edition Ludovico Sforza Fountain Pen Features:
- Honors Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan, patron of the Italian Renaissance
- Many of Leonardo Da Vinci's works are depicted on this magnificent pen
- Cap and barrel made from black lacquer with Da Vinci's intricate designs in silver
- Other notable designs include the cap and clip inspired by Castello Sforzesco and engraved cap ring
- 750 rhodium plated solid gold nib engraved with the Duke's coat of arms
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