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Baron Max von Oppenheim's life was filled with a passion for exploring and discovery, for beauty and the fascination of the Middle East. To honour a man who roamed from Europe to the East the design of the Limited Edition Max von Oppenheim is inspired by the domes of Eastern mosques. Pale grey lacquer inlays on the barrel, made of 925 sterling silver, are reminiscent to the decoration and frescoes of the Middle East while the fountain pen's gold-plated rings recall the famous designs and reliefs from Tell Halaf.

The limited Edition Patron of Art Max von Oppenheim is crowned by the white Montblanc emblem and embellished with a finely engraved Bedouin motif on the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib.

Limited Edition 4810

Launch: March 2009
Limitation: 4.810 Fountain Pens

Characteristics:
• Barrel and cap made of 925 sterling silver with pale grey lacquer inlays
• Gold-plated rings embellished with designs and reliefs from Tell Halaf
• Rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib with engraved Bedouin motif
• Cap inlaid with Montblanc emblem

Limited Edition 888

Launch: May 2009
Limitation: 888 Fountain Pens

Characteristics:
• Barrel and cap made of 750 solid gold with cream-coloured translucent lacquer
• Gold-plated rings embellished with designs and reliefs from Tell Halaf
• Cap inlaid with mother-of-pearl Montblanc emblem
• 18 K gold nib with engravedmotif

About

Baron Max von Oppenheim was born on 15th June 1860 in Cologne into a wealthy and influential banking dynasty. After reading “Tales from the Arabian Nights”, he developed a passionate desire to travel in the East. His love of the Eastern world and desire to explore it, led him to enter the service of the foreign office in 1896 and he was sent to Cairo as a diplomat. In 1899, Oppenheim left on a seven-month journey to the Middle East which he saw as the culmination of his archaeological career.

He carried out excavations at the ancient settlement of Tell Halaf in northern Syria, which produced extensive finds from the prehistoric Halaf culture and the Assyrian empire. Baron Max von Oppenheim died in 1946 in Landshut, Bavaria, and is today considered to be one of Germany’s leading explorers of the East, bringing to light a civilisation which many had believed lost forever.

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Baron Max von Oppenheim's life was filled with a passion for exploring and discovery, for beauty and the fascination of the Middle East. To honour a man who roamed from Europe to the East the design of the Limited Edition Max von Oppenheim is inspired by the domes of Eastern mosques. Pale grey lacquer inlays on the barrel, made of 925 sterling silver, are reminiscent to the decoration and frescoes of the Middle East while the fountain pen's gold-plated rings recall the famous designs and reliefs from Tell Halaf.

The limited Edition Patron of Art Max von Oppenheim is crowned by the white Montblanc emblem and embellished with a finely engraved Bedouin motif on the rhodium-plated 18 K gold nib.

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