Ref. 28677 M // Year 2002 // Limited Edition #605/888
Hommage à Andrew Carnegie
Andrew Carnegie is one of the finest examples of the great American success story. The son of a poor Scottish immigrant, he became a millionaire steel magnate through a combination of luck, skill and hard work. Despite his fabulous wealth, his whole life was influenced by the privations of a childhood spent in poverty. Andrew Carnegie was firmly convinced that wealthy people were morally obliged to dedicate themselves to charitable works. So, he spent 350 million dollars – almost his whole fortune – on cultural foundations, public libraries and cultural programmes.
Dedicated to one of the greatest patrons of modern times, this stylish and elegant 888 PoA Hommage à Andrew Carnegie recalls the artistic style that Carnegie supported so enthusiastically: Art Nouveau. This magnificent mother-of-pearl lacquered pen is graced with an exquisite 18 karat white gold Art Nouveau-inspired lattice-work, finished with an elegant clip in the shape of a rather sensual winged nymph. Surely one of Montblanc’s most beautiful creations from 888 Patron of Arts Series. Mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem. Medium (M) 18K two-toned rhodium plated gold nib engraved with an Art Nouveau-style lily. The pen comes in mint / pristine / full set condition. It has never been used nor inked. Still with M sticker glued on the turning knob. Outer box, brown lacquered display box, booklet/ Certificate (duly stamped). Limited Edition: 605/888.