Limited Edition: 04/50 (VVIP limitation number)
Made in Germany
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered … deeply … finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
Written by James Madison, 1792
Created in honor of America’s fourth president, the James Madison fountain pen is the scarcest of Montblanc’s highly-sought America’s Signatures for Freedom series, and has been acclaimed as the most beautiful instrument in the series. A transcendent feat of pen design, this pen is indeed a worthy tribute to the author of the Bill of Rights, a man hailed as “the father of the Constitution.”
This extraordinary pen is crafted of 18 karat solid gold, with precious grenadille wooden inlays to symbolize the pillars of Madison’s Montpelier estate. Granadille is the finest of all turnery timbers, cutting most exactly and finishing to a brilliantly waxed surface, and the qualities of this wood reflect Madison’s sharp-edged and brilliant intellect. The clip, an exquisite masterpiece of detail, is engraved with Madison’s portrait and is set with a radiant faceted yellow quartz gemstone. The pen is topped by an opalescent Montblanc star in mother-of-pearl flanked by 3 brilliant-cut diamonds. This pen’s beauty, dignity, and historical resonance lend it a magnetism matched by few other pens. Medium 18K gold nib engraved with a parabola of stars and the legend “America’s Signatures for Freedom.”
Excellent condition, not inked. Comes in large glass presentation box with leatherbound book and all original packaging and papers (Certificate & International reply card). Booklet duly signed and stamped: “Montblanc Simplo GmbH / Hellgrundweg 100 / D22525 Hamburg.” Limitation numbers on pen, booklet & outer box label all match. Set includes a leatherbound volume: James Madison American Intellect. A selection of documents. Wendell Garrett, Thornwillow Press, 2009. 300 copies of JAMES MADISON: AMERICAN INTELLECT were printed during the Autumn of 2009. The text was set in Caslon and printed letterpress. Fify copies are bound especially for Montblanc in full leather & set with a genuine piece of brick from Montpelier, James Madison’s bouse in Orange, Virginia.