Since 1992, Montblanc has honoured important historical patrons of culture and sciences with the renowned Patron of Art Edition. Last year’s editions were dedicated to Honoré De Balzac and Ludovico Sforza. For this year Montblanc prepared special edition in honor of the famous piano maker Henry E. Steinway. For 22 years, Patron of Art Edition – meticulously hand-crafted writing instruments have been made available in the spring of every year. So, the same will be this year. They are limited to 4.810 pieces and even more precious Limited Edition of only 888 pieces.
The 4810 fountain pen reflects the striking black and gold colour combination of the classic Steinway Grand Piano, with a black lacquered barrel and gold plated fittings. The gilded cap is adorned with a 750 gold harp, which is considered the heart of the piano. The gold plated clip draws inspiration from the screw clamps used to bend the grand piano into its graceful curve and the name ‘Steinway and Sons’ which is seen above the keyboard of every Steinway creation is inscribed on the gold plated cone ring. The 4810 features a unique white star in precious black and white resin, whilst the 888 bears a mother-of-pearl interpretation of the Montblanc emblem. The 888 features a skeletonised cap with the décor of the domed rotunda in Steinway Hall located in New York.
The cost of the 4810 starts at £1,870 ($3,117) and the 888 is valued at £6,600 ($11,000).