Limited Edition: 4719/4810
The stylish and elegant Patron of Art Edition Hommage à Andrew Carnegie recalls the artistic style that Carnegie supported so enthusiastically: Art Nouveau. The clip of the fountain pen is a graceful female figure, whose wings wrap around the cap like a butterfly´s. The black barrel of the Edition 4810 provides a striking contrast to this delicate fretwork effect in Ag 925 sterling silver. A delicately engraved lily – a popular Art Nouveau motif – decorates the rhodium-coated Au 750 solid gold nib.
Andrew Carnegie is still considered one of the greatest patrons of culture in the modern world. A steel tycoon who emigrated from Scotland to the USA, he was firmly convinced that wealthy people were morally obliged to dedicate themselves to charitable works. So he spent more than 350 million dollars – almost his whole fortune – on cultural foundations, public libraries and cultural programs, and on fostering talented art nouveau artists, the most fashionable artists of the day.
Unused condition, nice patina to the 925 sterling silver fretwork. Outer box, lacquered wood display box, booklet/ International Service certificate.
Price asked 2000 USD