The Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Napoléon Bonaparte is dedicated to a figure in history whose life had a far-reaching impact. Napoléon’s glory lives on in the great “architecture parlante” style of the famous Parisian structures built during his reign. In addition to architecture, other arts such as painting, sculpture and the decorative arts also blossomed under his leadership. The overall design is inspired by the neoclassical style and Napoléon’s coronation. The barrel is made of red jasper with a solid Au 750 yellow gold skeleton grid whereas the cap made of solid Au 750 yellow gold is adorned with a special guilloche. The sword-shaped clip bears the Napoléonic “N”. The engravings on the cap top – a laurel wreath, imperial crown and an eagle – refer to Napoléon’s coronation insignia. The cap is crowned by the Montblanc Emblem in mother of pearl. The clip end is decorated with a red garnet reflecting the coronation ring of Napoléon’s wife Joséphine. In homage to Napoléon Bonaparte, the handcrafted Au 750 solid gold nib bears the design of Napoléon’s coronation sword.
Ident No. MB127035