Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 81

Patron of Art Peggy Guggenheim Limited Edition 81

Montblanc pays tribute to Peggy Guggenheim with the Limited Edition 81, an extraordinary and iconic champion of art. The limitation number of 81 pieces is in reference to her age when she died in 1979.

Born in New York City in 1898, Peggy Guggenheim was the niece of Solomon Guggenheim, the eponymous founder of the Guggenheim Museum, and she became one of the most influential American collectors and exhibitors of 20th-century art during her time. There were many young and upcoming artists that owed a huge part of their success to the art collector and her interest in their work. Peggy Guggenheim was the first to exhibit Kandinsky’s works in England, as well as the main promoter of Jackson Pollock’s early work.

The pattern on the cap of this limited edition fountain pen is inspired by her passion for zebra fur as she had an element of zebra fur in every room, such as a sofa with zebra print. The skeletonised wire pattern on the barrel is inspired by the entrance gates to the Guggenheim Collection, an artwork made of iron wires from Claire Falkenstein. The straight shape of the cap, barrel and clip is linked to the art deco period. The clip with the lion head is inspired by the " Palazzo Venier dei Leoni", Peggy´s former home, that is decorated with lion heads - the symbol of the city of Venice, also prominent on the Upper East Side in NY where she grew up. The cone refers to the red and white striped Venice pillars. 

This limited edition 81 Peggy Guggenheim fountain pen is made out of Au750 solid gold, and the emblem that embellishes the cap in white marble. This is a pre-loved and pre-owned fountain pen that is very sought after, and it is number 54 out of the limited 81.

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