The Montblanc Patron of Art Edition in 2022 is dedicated to Queen Victoria & Prince Albert. The Limited Edition 4810 is a remarkable couple edition, one edition is honouring Queen Victoria and another one her consort Prince Albert.
The Montblanc Patron of Art Homage to Victoria Limited Edition 4810 is celebrating the young Victoria and comes with a pearl white lacquered barrel as well as a cap in translucent mint green lacquer with a Victorian pattern underneath. The fittings are champagne-tone gold-coated. The clip shape is a tribute to her sceptre while the dark green synthetic stone is a homage to her engagement ring. The cap top is inspired by a royal crown and is adorned with the Montblanc emblem made from white precious resin. While the cap ring features the engraved quote "I will be good", a special engraving decorates the cone. As an homage to Victoria's nick name "England's rose", the handcrafted solid Au 750 gold nib bears an embossing of a rose.
Homage to Victoria Limited Edition 4810 Princess Victoria
Her fate, Victoria had never imagined to be one day the Queen of England. It is even by flipping through a book in the library that she finds her place in the order of succession to the British throne. She was 9 years old and already said those famous words “I’ll be good”. When George IV died in 1830, the girl was 11 years old and became presumptive heiress. Her uncle, William IV, brother of the deceased king, ascends the throne at age 64. He has no legitimate children, so he must prepare Victoria to lead the kingdom. Locked in Kensington Palace, under the authority of her mother, the very protective Duchess of Kent, Victoria perfect her education.
In her diary, she describes her younger years: “I had a very unhappy childhood. I did not have a brother or sister near me. I never had a father and I never felt comfortable with my mother.” Single child, she has no friend except dolls, must sleep with her mother every night, does not have the right to go out of the palace, and can not even go down the stairs alone. No freedom, no distraction. Everything is done to prepare Victoria to become an exceptional queen.
Cap and barrel
The color composition is paying homage to
• Cap top: royal crown in royal blue velour which was specially made for Queen Victoria and was placed on her head during the coronation
• Cap: Victoria’s portrait and the English colour of green mint
• Barrel: the pearly white represents the purity and youth of such a young and single queen
The pattern on the cap refers to a traditional Victorian pattern (here the grid around the Albert Memorial in Kensington garden).
Cap top is inspired by Victoria’s crowns, e.g. the small crown (B). By the time of her death, the small crown had become so closely associated with the image of the Queen, that it was place on her coffin at Osborne.
Overall clip shape inspired by Victoria’s scepter.
Cap ring: At the age of 9 Victoria learned that she was next in succession to the British crown and she reacted by promising "I will be good“, a promise which she faithfully kept. As homage to her famous vow the words “I WILL BE GOOD” are engraved at the cap ring of the Victoria.
The nib is referring to England’s rose, as this was Queen Victoria’s nickname.