MONTBLANC CHARLIE CHAPLIN 88 SKELETON FOUNTAIN PEN ARTISAN LIMITED EDITION 2008

  • MONTBLANC CHARLIE CHAPLIN 88 SKELETON FOUNTAIN PEN ARTISAN LIMITED EDITION 2008
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    Location: France
Specifications: Pen Type: Fountain; Brand: Montblanc; Country/Region of Manufacture: Germany;

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Up for bid is an ultra rare and higly sought after

MONTBLANC SKELETON CHARLIE CHAPLIN 88 ATELIER PRIVÉ ARTISAN LIMITED EDITION 88 FOUNTAIN PEN

Ref: 102126

Launch: November 2007

A day without laughter is a day wasted – Sir Charlie Chaplin

Even40 years after his death, Charlie Chaplin has not lost any of his popularity to the present day. His signature role as the tramp is one of just a handful of figures in the history of film-making which are known and loved by different generations all over the world. This instrument pays tribute to perhaps the greatest figure of 20th century cinema, Charlie Chaplin.

Chaplin's character, the Little Tramp, represents the indomitable spirit of humanity, comically beset by adversity but never defeated. This pen's intricate cog-wheels in 18K solid white gold suggest the machines and machinations featured in Chaplin's most celebrated film, Modern Times. In what can be described as a stunning specimen of artistic brilliance, the pen has been designed to signify Chaplin’s persona: the barrel and cone suggest his baggy trousers; the captop is based upon his bowler hat; and the solid gold clip resembles his cane. Each cog-wheel is set with a brilliant-cut white diamond (circa 0.18 ct) and the captop is set with a luminous mother-of-pearl Montblanc star.

Notice for MB Artisan Collectors: This model represents a milestone in MB early artisan production.Montblanc greatly underestimated the labor and expense of making this intricate masterwork, and thus the cost of production exceeded the pre-release advertised price. Montblanc honored the originally-advertised price and quickly sold the full run of 88 pens at a significant loss. It is rumored that as a result of this miscalculation, Montblanc has decided to never again create a pen of this intricacy and labor-intensiveness. This pen, then, can be said to represent the...