Montblanc Heritage Egyptomania Doué Special Edition Fountain Pen
With every one of its Heritage editions, Montblanc resurfaces historic editions from the Maison’s rich past and reimagines them for today’s writing culture enthusiasts with new designs and technical innovations. One such pen is the so-called Montblanc ‘Egyptian Fountain Pen’ from the 1920s. During that decade, at the peak of archaeological adventures and discoveries, ancient Egypt captured the world’s imagination when great treasures were excavated including King Tutankhamen’s tomb. A new era of “Egyptomania” - a fascination with all things linked to ancient Egyptian civilization – would have an unprecedented influence on the world of arts and intellectual life across Europe and beyond. This obsession for Egypt also infiltrated the world of Montblanc when the Maison released a fountain pen featuring an octagonal shape and Egyptian style engravings.
The Heritage Collection Egyptomania celebrates the pioneering spirit of Montblanc. Reinterpreting the writing instrument, it features a longer, slimmer silhouette and craftsmanship refined over generations. With its octagonal shape, this writing instrument is reminiscent of the octagonal-shaped writing instruments designed by Montblanc in the 1920's, which included Egyptian-style engravings: so-called "Egyptian pens". Created in black precious resin and platinum-coated metal, it features "Montblanc" on the cap in Egyptian hieroglyphics, and a scarab beetle on the clip.
Beyond the aesthetic qualities of the collection, the nib on the fountain pen features a contemporary design with a triangular heart-hole that offers a softer writing style reminiscent of historical Montblanc fountain pens.