PEN­NING HIS­TORY

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Mont­blanc's Honoré de Balzac limited edi­tion writ­ing in­stru­ment pays homage to French nov­el­ist and play­wright Honoré de Balzac's long- strived- for lit­er­ary break­through in 1829. The pen em­bod­ies clas­sic sym­bol­ism with each of its ele­ments hav­ing been minutely de­signed to re­flect Balzac's per­son­al­ity and style. The exquisitely crafted pen has a par­tially rhodium- plated 750 solid gold nib. The rings on the pen rep­re­sent the class struc­ture in 19th cen­tury France, elo­quently de­scribed in his mas­ter­piece, “La Comédie hu­maine”. The shape of the cone rep­re­sents a faith­ful like­ness to the author, who was par­tial to pointed shoes, the rage at the time. Balzac's typ­i­cal morn­ing dress is cap­tured in the black resin cap and the dark grey lac­quered barrel.

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