MONTBLANC MAGICAL BLACK WIDOW 88 SKELETON FOUNTAIN PEN ARTISAN LIMITED EDITION

  • MONTBLANC MAGICAL BLACK WIDOW 88 SKELETON FOUNTAIN PEN ARTISAN LIMITED EDITION
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Specifications: Pen Type: Fountain; Brand: Montblanc; Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany;

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MONTBLANC Magical Black Widow Skeleton Limited Edition 88

Ref. 09113 // Launch July 2004

With the Limited Edition Magical Black Widow Montblanc pays masterful tribute to the mythology of the spider as a positive sign for fortune. A Collector’s piece inspired by the iconic lucky spider

Creatures from a different world

Like no other creature in the animal kingdom, spiders have a strange and fascinating effect on people. The black widow is regarded as the queen among the arachnids. This venomous beauty is distinguished by the striking red markings on its black shiny body. The black widow earns its name from the female’s peculiar characteristic of eating the male after mating and thus making itself a widow.

A magical symbol of cultural history

As a result of its ambivalent reputation, different meanings are attached to the spider in mythological history. Thus, in some cultures the image of a spider climbing down a thread is regarded as good fortune coming from heaven and a harbinger of fertility and wealth. Moreover, the shape of the spider’s body, which being divided into two sections forms a figure eight, is often interpreted as the symbol of infinity. The spider’s web is seen in some traditions as reflecting the intricate interconnectivity of life as a dreamcatcher which protects people from bad dreams. On the other hand the spider does not enjoy a positive reputation in all mythologies: in some traditions it represents the lethal counterpart of the busybee and is the embodiment of man’s sinful urges.

Design features

·       The design is inspired by the ancient myth of the spider

·       Its limitation to 88 pens worldwide is based on the figure 8 as a symbol of infinity.

·       The artistically sculptured 750 solid white gold overlay - reminiscent of a spider’s web gleaming in the sunlight – envelops the trasparent...