Montblanc has been churning out donation pens or writing instruments that commemorate famous artists with a charity perspective for several years now. After creating pens inspired by musical greats such as John Lennon, Yehudi Menuhin, and Johann Sebastian Bach, the renowned marquee is now set to celebrate the grand legacy of yet another maverick – George Gershwin.
The exclusive writing instrument intends to celebrate the life of the famed composer and pianist who was born on September 26, 1998, and is set to mark 121 years since birth next month. The pen’s shape draws inspiration from the original profile of the Montblanc Meisterstück from the 1920s and 1930s with its clip being is shaped like a clarinet (to honor Gershwin’s clarinet playing skills). It’s cap and barrels further boast black precious resin with platinum-coated fittings and an ink window that is tainted with a blue hue.
The George Gershwin Donation Pen also features a rhodium-coated 14-karat gold nib that is decorated with stylized skyscrapers along with a cap ring engraved with a view of the Brooklyn Bridge to pay homage to the artist’s birthplace. The instrument is available in three variants: a piston-filled fountain pen, a rollerball and ballpoint pen, each priced approximately at £650 or $785 plus taxes. Needless to say, a donation of 20 euros per fountain pen and 10 euros per ballpoint or rollerball will be made in support of cultural music projects for each donation pen purchased.