MONTBLANC PATRON of ART PRINCE REGENT 8 DE LA CULTURE ARTS PATRONAGE AWARD 1995

  • MONTBLANC PATRON of ART PRINCE REGENT 8 DE LA CULTURE ARTS PATRONAGE AWARD 1995
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Specifications: Pen Type: Fountain; Brand: Montblanc; Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany;

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MONTBLANC DE LA CULTUREARTS PATRONAGE AWARD Year 1995 
LIMITED EDITION 8The Prince Regent
The highest of distinctions is the service to others.King George IV of Britain
Despite various period of turmoil during his reign, King George IV of Britain, with his appreciation for the fine arts, managed to shape British culture to his taste. His influence is still visible today. Part of his legacy, paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds, Rembrandt, Jean-Baptiste Matrin, Gainsborough and George Stubbs are part of the Royal Collection today. Because of the monarch's penchant for culture, art forms from the period of his reign are known as those of the Regency Period.
Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award The Prince Regent (Year 1995) LE 8
The 1995 Prince Regent is an important model for MB history because for the very first time they launched a 888 version, more precious and luxurious compared to the “standard 4810” one. Beyond that MB produced a LE8 version for their program "Montblanc de la Culture Arts Patronage Award".Montblanc produced just 8, 3 of them was gifted respectively to: Jane Alexander (US), Ikuo Hiramaya (JP) and Gian Carlo Menotti (IT), the remaining 5 was offered to the top MB clients at the time. I bought mine from one of those distinguished Collectors.
For sure the Prince Regent 8 is not a "bling bling" model. The difference between the “standard 4810 and 888” models is not that big. That’s a fact. But you have not to forget that this model was launched in 1995. At that time, Montblanc Artisan dept. did not yet exist (!). With the Prince Regent MB attempted to set the bar very high (first 888 pen ever). And this 8 edition was the top of the line. In my career I saw thousands of important MB LE pens, but today I’ve just two MB pens from Montblanc de la...