As Montblanc vintage Collectors know, the animalier pattern is something coherent with MB tradition. Its famous and very sought after the Giraffe pattern on MB Precious Metal Safety fillers from 1921 1927.
Regardless of the different stylistic choices adopted the distinctive feature of this new model is the clip in the shape of an elephants head. Yes, the famous elephants that were part of the Hannibals crossing of the Rhone and march towards the Alps. Between 1920 and 1940 Montblanc has expressed all its creativity giving birth to some very unique clips (of whom the most famous is the iconic Montblanc snake clip). So, there are many examples but I shall limit myself to two; the.
Spectacular silver clips depicting the whole mountain range and the summit of Montblanc were produced for the French market only. Equally famous is the Montblanc monkey clip. As far as I know Montblanc never officially made a elephant shaped clip.
However this kind of (unbranded). Between 1920 and 1940 with an interesting art deco design. So, I personally approve this stylistic choice.
Another reference to the Punic cuirass of Hannibals time is the decoration on the cap, which recalls Phoenician armour. Symbolising the snowy mountain crossing in the Alps, the cap top is made of granite, crowned with the Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl.
The barrel of the Hannibal Barca LE86 is made of black lacquer and translucent black resin under an ornate skeleton made of Au 750 red gold. The Au 750 red gold cone and ring recall the rings worn by the Roman aristocracy. The lacquer inlay on the end on the cone refers to the impressive mosaics found at Carthage and the surrounding area in modern-day Tunisia. A laurel wreath like the one appearing on the ancient Hannibal coin is engraved on the handcrafted Au 750 red gold nib. The MONTBLANC High Artistry Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca Limited Edition 86 is limited to 86 pieces worldwide as a reference to the 86.000 Roman soldiers defeated by Hannibals forces at Cannae.
The concerned pen has never been used nor inked. It comes in mint condition together with all original packaging, boxes and papers (duly stamped). 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.
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The item "MONTBLANC Homage to the Epic of Hannibal Barca High Artistry Limited Edition 86" is in sale since Sunday, March 1, 2020. 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.