MONTBLANC DUOMO DI MILANO 18K WHITE GOLD ARTISAN SKELETON LIMITED EDITION 86 M

  • MONTBLANC DUOMO DI MILANO 18K WHITE GOLD ARTISAN SKELETON LIMITED EDITION 86 M
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Specifications: Pen Type: Fountain; Brand: Montblanc; Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany;

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MONTBLANC SKELETON ATELIER PRIVÉS ARTISAN LIMITED EDITION 86FOUNTAIN PEN
DUOMO DI MILANO 86
Year 2008

The design of the Limited Edition Milan Cathedral is inspired by the most important icons and historic Cathedral in Milan. The transparent skeleton body is made of 18K gold and recalls the marble facade of the monument, with its spiers, columns and arches. Engraved motifs are inspired by the decorations of the beautiful stained glass windows of the Cathedral.The "biscione", icon of the House of Visconti and Milan symbol, is engraved on the internal piston mechanism. The bottom of the fountain pen recalls the design of the floor of the sixteenth-century Duomo.
La Madonnina that towers over the city of Milan, is symbolized by three yellow gold stars applied on the ring clip, under the Montblanc star of mother of pearl.The clip is embellished with a sapphire blue, recalling the bishop's ring belonged to St. Charles Borromeo, Archbishop of Milan in the fourteenth century

The 18K gold and rhodium nib, is inscribed with the initials "AUF" - "Ad Usum Fabricae" - used by the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo to mark the marble blocks selected for the construction.This Artisan pen is a limited edition of 86 pieces. The magic number from which the circulation of this fountain is 1386, the year of laying the first stone of the Cathedral. The construction of the Duomo in Milan was intended to replace the old cathedral of Santa Maria Maggiore. The project initially envisaged a building in clay and brick, in the tradition of Gothic Lombard then: was later Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan, who wanted the new Cathedral was built in marble to give the city a stately and imposing. The blocks came exclusively from the quarry Condoglia, near Lake Maggiore, still today the only ones used.A...