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Montblanc's newest Patron of Art Edition celebrates the legendary Queen Elizabeth I. Queen Elizabeth I built up 16th century England into a world power and her legacy is celebrated with two fountain pens the "Limited Edition Patron of Art Elizabeth I" is limited to 4810 fountain pens and a finer edition is limited to 888 writing instruments.
Both pens are covered in lacquer modeled on the monarch's royal garments. The Tudor rose and the cross of the British Crown are also featured on the cap and the clip is topped with a synthetic green garnet cabochon. The words "Video et taceo" (I see and say nothing--one of Elizabeth's mottoes) are engraved on the cap ring.
The 4810 fountain pens have a body and cap of black precious resin with gold-plated inlay. The Elizabeth I Limited Edition 888 is a 750 solid gold fountain pen with a red lacquered barrel and cap. The 18K gold nib features a bejeweled gold crown in which Elizabeth I ascended the throne in 1559.