The body of this luxurious writing instrument with its octagonal design is inspired by the Globe Theatre. The cap is octagonal too and finishes in a cap top shaped like the ringed roof of the theatre. In the center the deeply set white MB emblem crowns this Edition. The clip ring recalls the golden earring Shakespeare wore in the most famous portrait of him, the Chandos portrait.
The multi-colored barrel features guilloche patterns that evoke a quill, as Shakespeare might have used to pen his works. This pattern is overlaid with lacquer, as is the adjacent complementary pattern enrobed in blue. These facets are in turn separated by a gold ring with embossed symbols reminiscent of Shakespeares career. A rose and dagger stand for Romeo and Juliet, a skull for Hamlet, two chess pieces for King Lear, a crest for Henry V, a Moorish-inspired pattern including a sworld for Othello, a crown for Macbeth, a swirling cloud for The Tempest and a laurel wreath in the form of a "C" for Julius Caesar. The black cap and red barrel coloration is a reference to the flags that flew above the Globe theater signifying the genre of the play being performed: red for historical drama and black for tragedy.The smattering of blue references royalty, power and heavenly grace. A Tudor rose, in honor of Elizabeth I and her patronage of Shakespeare, embellishes the base of the pen. The engraving on the handcrafted AU 750 gold nib of the William Shakespeare L. 1597 captures one of the most famous scenes ever performed : the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet.
Fully working and ready to write. The pen is not sealed but it has never been used nor inked.
Cherry on top: appealing limitation number as well It comes with white outer cardboard box, illustated outer box, book display box, a facsimile Shakespeare's signed deposition in the court case of Belott versus Mountjoy, a booklet / certificate (blank) and a matching Montblanc William Shakespeare Velvet Red Ink (35ml, Made in Austria). Thank you for your cooperation in making my service efficient and relatively free of risk. We use only high quality materials such as double wall cardboard boxes, extra large buble wrap, polypropylene packaging tape, pvc pipe with high resistance. The attached photographs are to be considered part of the description. We are at your disposal for any further information.
We usually reply messages within the same day, but please allow do bear in mind that our time zone differences might cause a slight delay. The item "MONTBLANC 2016 William Shakespeare Writers Limited Edition 1597 Fountain Pen M" is in sale since Friday, April 23, 2021.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "erfobay" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.