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Fine Modern & Antique Guns - March 2020

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Sale A0320 Lot 976

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** MONT BLANC, GERMANY
A FINE CASED FOUNTAIN PEN, MODEL 'MIGUEL DE CERVATES WRITER'S EDITION', serial no. WE0042396,
the brown marble lacquered body separated by regular platinum plated bands, segmented platinum plated clip and fitted with an 18K gold medium nib engraved with a windmill, unused and sealed in its polythene bag of issue and contained in a book-styled casing, the spine signed by the maker gold blocked with the model details, complete with outer card cartons (some storage wear to cartons)

Provenance: Launched in 2005, the design of the Writers Edition Miguel de Cervantes was inspired by the windmills illustrated on the carton of this pen and whose shape is reflected in the writing instrument and clip. Their form, tapering in opposing directions, symbolises the different characters of the hero Don Quixote and his squire Sancho Panza.
Born in Alcal' de Henares near Madrid in 1547, Miguel de Cervantes grew up as the son of an impoverished nobleman. After several adventurous stages in his life, he was imprisoned for embezzlement.
Here he finally found the time to begin his masterpiece about an impoverished nobleman who considers himself to be a noble knight, In Don Quixote´s failure fighting against the windmills that had destroyed his livelyhood, Cervantes shows the contrasts between the fantastic world of knights and the everyday life of simple people's failure.

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Estimate £600-800




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