Montblanc Patron of Art 4810 Hadrian Fountain Pen
The newest Patron of Art Limited Edition 4810 is an homage to Hadrian, the Roman Emperor who ruled the from 117 to 138 AD. He is regarded as one of the Five Good Emperors (Nerva, Trajan, Hadrian, Antoninus Pius and Marcus Aurelius). He is known for building Hadrian’s Villa at Tibur (Including the Tivoli gardens), Pantheon, Temple of Venus and Roma (the largest temple in Ancient Rome) and Hadrian’s Wall which marked the northern limit of Britannia. The dome shape of the Hadrian 146 fountain pen cap was inspired by these Roman buildings. The clip is designed to reflect a grain of wheat and the cap ring is engraved with two portraits: Greek Hero Antinous and Medusa, who is often used on Roman architecture. For the first time, Montblanc created the cap and barrel out of basalt stone. The fountain pen has a piston-fill mechanism and an 18K gold nib engraved with a phoenix, symbolizing Hadrian’s desire to be remembered. The pen’s fittings are coated in gold and ruthenium.