Maharaja’s New Pen

Pieces of fascinating beauty, Montblanc High Artistry editions bring together technical excellence and unrestrained creativity to each piece. Writing instruments are transformed into dazzling objets d’art that defy imagination, goldsmiths and gem-setters demonstrate artistry and virtuosity to create magnificent high jewelry pieces. Paying homage to the traditions of fine craftmanshiom each edition draws from Montblanc’s rich heritage to articulate the story of great figures or cultural heritage sites. And now Montblanc presents its latest Montblanc High Artistry edition, A Celebration of the Taj Mahal. The edition celebrates the rich artistic traditions of the Mughal dynasty in Indonesia and the influence of one of its most enlightened rulers, Shah Jahan.

Under the great emperor, Mughal art and architecture reached its zenith with the construction of the Taj Mahal of Agra. The monumental tomb was a declaration of love to his late wife Mumtaz and has become an enduring symbol of magnificence of Indian culture. The latest High Artistry edition evokes the opulence of Mughal ornament and jewelry making and its influence on Western craftsmanship. The elaborate writing masterpieces are inspired by the brilliant regalia of the maharajas, meticulously set with sparkling stones to achieve a level of rarity and sophistication.

A Celebration of the Taj Mahal collection is made up of three different precious writing instruments, each limited to just one piece worldwide, making in truly one-of-a-kind. While the materials and gemstones different from one edition to the next, each one features a slightly curved shape inspired by a traditional Mughal dagger, an insignia of power. The cap top is reminiscent of the dome and the forepart of the pen features an intricate display of traditional Mughal decorations. While the edition does not feature a clip, a peacock feather adorns the front of the writing instrument. Featuring two open gilded peacock’s tails set with diamonds, rubies and other precious gemstones, it was regarded one of the magnificent throne ever made.

 

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