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#1 truphae_inc

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 20:13

We took some new iPhone photos of our Meisterstucks from the Meissen porcelain partnership. It was pretty crazy to read that these porcelain artisans have to go through years of training, with the process of each pen taking several months. 

 

Do you guys have positive feelings toward handpainted pieces like these for your collections, or prefer the more traditional Montblanc looks? 

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 20:47

I am really fond of the Meissen collaboration, particularly the white/black and the Pompadour. These annual additions are lovely, just wished they were not classic size which put them off the list for me. 



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 21:12

These are very interesting pens.  



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 21:58

I am really fond of the Meissen collaboration, particularly the white/black and the Pompadour. These annual additions are lovely, just wished they were not classic size which put them off the list for me. 

 

Ah good point. Maybe there will be a change in that area in the future! 


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 21:59

These are very interesting pens.  

 

Definitely agree :)


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Posted 05 July 2018 - 22:02

The black Meissen is the only one that tempts me. I like the material feel, but the fragility does limit how I might use it, or really more where and when.

The annual edition pens have an "old Europe" charm, but feel too much like a decorative pen for my tastes. I do like the little ugly duckling pen with the back sticking out for the whimsy.

I am glad there is the variety out there as more choices are a positive.

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 22:56

Do they still make these?  I haven't seen one in a boutique for a long long time.



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Posted 05 July 2018 - 23:07

The black Meissen is the only one that tempts me. I like the material feel, but the fragility does limit how I might use it, or really more where and when.

The annual edition pens have an "old Europe" charm, but feel too much like a decorative pen for my tastes. I do like the little ugly duckling pen with the back sticking out for the whimsy.

I am glad there is the variety out there as more choices are a positive.

 

 

~ zaddick:

 

The first time I saw the Montblanc “Magic Beauty” pen, aka “Ugly Duckling”, I didn't get it.

 

Only after a longer look did I realize what I was seeing, i.e. a duckling's bill poking through a crack in an egg.

 

I strongly agree with your feeling that greater variety increases choice.

 

It also allows the skills of designers and artisans to develop, which may eventually result in pens of surpassing loveliness.

 

I've held a black Meissen pen belonging to a friend in Japan. It's a solid pen with impressive mass.

 

Thank you for adding your vote to continued variety of design. I vote likewise.

 

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Posted 05 July 2018 - 23:24

We took some new iPhone photos of our Meisterstucks from the Meissen porcelain partnership. It was pretty crazy to read that these porcelain artisans have to go through years of training, with the process of each pen taking several months. 

 

Do you guys have positive feelings toward handpainted pieces like these for your collections, or prefer the more traditional Montblanc looks? 

 

~ truphae_inc:

 

Thank you for posting the images of the Montblanc Annual Edition 2005 Venetian Carnival “Arlequino” and 2007 Venetian Carnival “Pulcinello”.

 

It's especially nice to see these pens in quality images in the FPN Montblanc Forum.

 

Yes, I have very positive feelings toward hand-painted Meissen porcelain pens.

 

I've looked at the 2003 Mythical Animals “Blue Lion” several times, as it appeals to me and reminds me of a puppy in my house.

 

The 2001 Patron of Art Marquise de Pompadour ranks up at the top of my writing pens. The Meissen porcelain cap is a joy to hold and see.

 

Please number me among those who are fond of Montblanc and Meissen collaborations.

 

Tom K.



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:00

The black Meissen is the only one that tempts me. I like the material feel, but the fragility does limit how I might use it, or really more where and when.

The annual edition pens have an "old Europe" charm, but feel too much like a decorative pen for my tastes. I do like the little ugly duckling pen with the back sticking out for the whimsy.

I am glad there is the variety out there as more choices are a positive.

 

I have the white one, the black is the rare one out of the two. It is not fragile, I use it like normal 149. 



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 02:01

We took some new iPhone photos of our Meisterstucks from the Meissen porcelain partnership. It was pretty crazy to read that these porcelain artisans have to go through years of training, with the process of each pen taking several months. 

 

Do you guys have positive feelings toward handpainted pieces like these for your collections, or prefer the more traditional Montblanc looks? 

 

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These are nice but they are 144 size, way too small for my taste. If they were 146 size I would own the set. 



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Posted 06 July 2018 - 09:56

... I do like the little ugly duckling pen with the back sticking out for the whimsy.

 

I do like it as well, but the cap is no porcelain and not made by Meissen and the "sticking out back" is supposed to be the duck bill.  ;) 

They were only made as classique line fountain pens and ballpoint pens and belong to the "Fairy Tale" collection together with the "Princess of the Pea" and was discontinued just one year after the launch because the classique size of these pens were designed for the ladies and what do you think a lady would have done if she got a present from her lover/partner/husband which carries a name like these two sets?!?

  :o right, the sales were not very successful. ...


Edited by penparadise, 06 July 2018 - 10:08.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 10:30

The two pictured are exquisite.

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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:15

The black Meissen is the only one that tempts me. I like the material feel, but the fragility does limit how I might use it, or really more where and when.

The annual edition pens have an "old Europe" charm, but feel too much like a decorative pen for my tastes. I do like the little ugly duckling pen with the back sticking out for the whimsy.

I am glad there is the variety out there as more choices are a positive.

 

Really good point! They do feel pretty fragile compared to some others...


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:17

Do they still make these?  I haven't seen one in a boutique for a long long time.

 

Not as far as I know! The only ones they make are a couple other pieces such as the 146 Meissen from a couple years back. As for the Annuals, I believe 2012 was the last year they produced those...


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:18

 

~ truphae_inc:

 

Thank you for posting the images of the Montblanc Annual Edition 2005 Venetian Carnival “Arlequino” and 2007 Venetian Carnival “Pulcinello”.

 

It's especially nice to see these pens in quality images in the FPN Montblanc Forum.

 

Yes, I have very positive feelings toward hand-painted Meissen porcelain pens.

 

I've looked at the 2003 Mythical Animals “Blue Lion” several times, as it appeals to me and reminds me of a puppy in my house.

 

The 2001 Patron of Art Marquise de Pompadour ranks up at the top of my writing pens. The Meissen porcelain cap is a joy to hold and see.

 

Please number me among those who are fond of Montblanc and Meissen collaborations.

 

Tom K.

 

Thank you for the kind feedback! 


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 12:20

The two pictured are exquisite.

 

Thank you!  :)


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Posted 06 July 2018 - 16:12

These are lovely and although the ceramic is generally highly scratchproof, it is very brittle ... you wouldn’t want to drop one onto a tiled floor!





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