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First Published: Wed, Oct 26 2011. 01 15 AM IST

The Gaius Maecenas limited edition 888
The Gaius Maecenas limited edition 888
Updated: Fri, Oct 28 2011. 07 33 PM IST
The Gaius Maecenas limited edition 888
Pen aficionados swear by its name, and connoisseurs across the world recognize the iconic logo of a white star with rounded edges. For over 90 years, Montblanc has defined perfect penmanship. Montblanc pens are known for their highest quality and their specially crafted nibs, and the company still makes the classic fountain pen. Montblanc also has an extensive line of high-end ballpoint pens and mechanical pencils.
Marking the 20th anniversary of the Patron of the Arts edition, Montblanc in 2011 launched two limited editions—4810 and 888—of luxury fountain pens honouring Gaius Cilnius Maecenas, a patron of the arts and political adviser to
the Roman emperor Octavian.
But what makes the 888 a masterpiece?
Also See | The Gaius Maecenas limited edition 888 (PDF)
Photographs: Priyanka Parashar/Mint
pradip.s@livemint.com
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First Published: Wed, Oct 26 2011. 01 15 AM IST