After Gandhi, it is Queen Elizabeth for Montblanc

This is part of Montblanc’s Patron of Art Edition honouring a legendary benefactor of the arts and culture since the pen was conceived in 1992.

This year’s edition is dedicated to an all time great cultural force — Elizabeth I.
Regarded as the most successful monarch to ever ascend an English throne, under Elizabeth’s astute and skillful rule, England “came of age” and, witnessing groundbreaking achievements, was transformed from a “remote backwater” to a globally dominant imperial power, Montblanc said in a statement.

Elizabeth I was also a gifted writer and the 2010 Montblanc Patron of Art Edition is therefore composed of two writing instruments conceived with sumptuously striking and clever adornment celebrating her intellect and inimitable regal flair.

Upon ascending the throne on 15 January 1559, Elizabeth’s writing focussed on government matters. She wrote powerful speeches, such as that which she delivered at Tilbury in Essex where English troops had gathered to prepare for Spanish invasion in 1588.
The Elizabeth I Limited Edition 888 is a 750 solid gold fountain pen featuring a barrel and cap in precious lacquer.

The controversy on the use of Mahatma Gandhi’s name and image by Montblanc for a Rs 14 lakh pen erupted since the apostle of peace was known for simplicity. The luxury giant this year assured India’s Supreme Court that it will not use the picture and name of Gandhi for commercial purposes.

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