Montblanc Patron of Art Pope Julius || (2005)
The Montblanc Patron of Art Pope Julius breathes the atmosphere of the rich Roman life. The dome does not represent the dome of St. Peter's Basilica, but the Pope's exclusive headdress, the tiara (three crown), which was in use until 1964. A tiara is a tall crown in the shape of an old-fashioned beehive, decorated with smaller crowns. The Pope wore these at his coronation and during solemn entrances.
It was Pope Paul VI (1963-1978) who abolished this custom after five centuries. Like almost all predecessors in this “4810” series, the pen is made on the basis of the best-selling LeGrande model:the “146”, a fountain pen with a fixed piston mechanism. However, this is again a pen with an openwork jacket and this fits perfectly in this prestigious 4810 series.
Earlier models that also had an openwork coat were the Octavian (1993), the Prince Regent (1995), the Semiramis (1996), Peter & Catherine the Great (1997) and the Carnegie (2002). So it's high time to use this phenomenon again. The openwork cloak is vermeille (gold on silver) applied over a cream-coloured lacquer holder, a color taken from the white papal robes. On the nib we find the coat of arms of Pope Julius II, an oak tree, his motto was “the tree of Jupiter shall command”.
Available writing width Fine (F).