An Homage to Hadrian: Montblanc Limited Edition Patron of Art Hadrian
Montblanc unveils its latest Limited Edition Patron of Art Edition dedicated to Publius Aelius Hadrianus, the great Roman emperor who ruled for 21 years.
Celebrating the cultural legacy and patronage of a historical patron of the arts, Montblanc introduces Patron of Art Hadrian, its latest Limited Edition writing instrument: Montblanc Patron of Art Hadrian. The new Patron of Art Edition pays homage to Publius Aelius Hadrianus (76 –138 AD), the great Roman emperor who ruled for 21 years over an empire spanning three continents, from the Scottish border to the Sahara and from the Atlantic to the Euphrates.
The limitation number of the edition on Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 76 represents the year of Hadrian’s birth. The cap top and the writing instrument’s fittings are made of Au750 solid white gold, with a Montblanc emblem in mother-of-pearl at the centre of the cap top. The design of the cap is inspired from the delicate mosaic pattern from the floor of a typical Roman building.
A barrel created of matte Egyptian basalt, features a contrasting shiny hand-carved peacock – a symbol of immortality and was once part of the original decoration of Hadrian’s mausoleum. The Au750 handcrafted yellow gold nib is engraved with the Hadrianic phoenix with a halo and laurel leaf.
Limited to only 5 pieces, Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 5 represents Hadrian legacy as one of the “five good emperors”. A rotating Au 750 solid gold sphere enriched with a hand-engraved Montblanc emblem decorates the cap top. The solid white gold barrel features an exquisite precision hand-carved peacock surrounded by dark blue sapphires skilfully set in pavé.
The decor of a traditional Roman building’s typical mosaic floor is the inspiration for the hand-engraved pattern on the white gold cap, embellished with a hand-set micro mosaic made of carefully selected pieces of black and white glass, manufactured in a special process and precisely positioned on a base of stucco. The handcrafted bi-colour Au 750 gold nib is decorated with the Hadrianic phoenix with a halo and laurel leaf in an artful engraving.
Montblanc Limited Edition Patron of Art Hadrian collection comprises the Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Hadrian Limited Edition, Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 888, Montblanc Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 76 and Montblanc Patron of Art Limited Edition 5.