MONTBLANC PATRON OF ART HOMAGE TO NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE
A Celebration of Neoclassical Style, Art & Architecture
Napoléon paid particular attention to neoclassicism; commissioning artists, craftspeople and architects to work in what became known as the Empire style, resulting in famous structures such as the church of La Madeleine and the Arc de Triomphe which emulate the imposing edifices of the Roman Empire.
MONTBLANC PATRON OF ART - NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE LIMITED EDITION 4810
The blue colour of lacquer on the cap and barrel is inspired by both Napoléon‘s uniform and the throne room in the palace of Fontainebleau, while the bees symbolise immortality and resurrection. Crowned with the Montblanc emblem, the yellow gold-coated cap top is decorated with Napoléon’s coronation laurel wreath and the Imperial crown and eagle. In keeping with neoclassicism aesthetics, the cap ring features a motif reminiscent of ancient architecture.
MONTBLANC PATRON OF ART NAPOLÉON BONAPARTE LIMITED EDITION 888
The skeleton spiral Au 750 solid yellow gold overlay covering the cap and barrel is inspired by the original Colonne Vendôme in Paris. It features oak leaves from Napoléon‘s consul uniform, olive leaves from his French academy uniform and the sovereign bee symbol linking his dynasty to the first kings of France. The sword-shaped clip is adorned with a red garnet and engraved with an “N”, while the cone bears the Egyptian palm pattern, typical of Empire style decorative arts. Our homage is completed by an Au 750 solid gold nib, featuring special embossing of Napoléon wearing his distinctive bicorn hat.