Type Limited edition 75th anniversary fountain pen
Product Name Doue Solitaire -- Model 144 aka Classique. This was made as a limited anniverary edition, and is numbered 1056/1924.
Manufacturer and Year Montblanc, Germany -- c. 1999
Length 5-3/8 inches.
Filling System Cartridge/converter. A Montblanc converter is installed.
Color Black section and barrel. Sterling silver cap with a barleycorn pattern and rose gold vermeil accents. Montblanc icon on top of cap. The clip ring is engraved with the serial number GV1038874, Metal, and Germany. There is a ring between the Montblanc star the clip ring that's engraved with "75 Years of Passion", and there is a diamond nestled in the O in "passion".
Condition Mint condition, in box with paperwork. No cracks, chips, or dents. This is an elegant pen with a velvety black body, and a shiny sterling silver cap with that contrasts with the rose gold accents. We noticed a fair bit of tarnishing on the rose gold portions, and tried to gently polish it off on the clip, but we left the other rose gold trim as-is. The barrel and section have light scratching. The cap has light microscratching. The cap bands have polishing marks, but no scratches. The top pearly Montblanc emblem looks fantastic. All imprints and hallmarks are clear.
The pictures make the tarnish look much more extensive than it is in hand.