Montblanc – Great characters Catherine II 888

6.830,00

Montblanc – Great characters Catherine II 888

FP NIB M 18k
Condition= NOS ( New Old Stock )
Complete (With outer box, box & papers)
We have also the Great characters Peter 888 with the matching number.

 

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Description

Description

the beautifully decorated Patron of Art edition of Catherine II the Great commemorates the great era of the Russian Empire. Rose gold-plated decoration with flower garland motif adorns the eggplant-colored barrel of the 4810 edition.

In the 888 edition this decoration is made of 750 red gold. Precious rubies decorate the cap top of this edition, while both editions have an 18-karat gold nib, engraved with the symbol of the Russian monarchy, the eagle two heads.

Tsarina Catherine’s ambition was to continue the work of Peter the Great. Indeed, her commitment to the arts was impressive: she corresponded with Voltaire, Diderot and d’Alembert, among others. She is responsible for the erection of the Hermitage, the famous Winter Palace, in St. Petersburg, and it is thanks to her love of painting that the royal art collection has grown from a few dozen paintings to more than 4,000