For your consideration, we are offering for sale this Circa 2002 Montblanc Meisterstuck Solitaire 144 Ramses II Sterling Vermeil Fountain Pen with a blue lapis/lazuli gemstone cap. This fountain pen has been thoroughly taken apart, cleaned, put back together, and now is in wonderful writing condition.
The cap, barrel, and trim have the Sterling Silver Gold Vermeil Overlay and display most beautifully. The barrel has a "pinstripe" design while the cap displays the gorgeous blue lapis gemstone. The Serial number is CI101636, GERMANY, and METAL3 stamped on the side of the clip. The cap banding is stamped with, "MONTBLANC MEISTERSTUCK". The upper area of the barrel is hallmarked with, "925, StØD, 925 Balance/Scale, and Bear's Head".
The cap and barrel of this fountain pen are in excellent condition, without any chips, cracks, repairs, dings, or dents, and the cap always attaches securely to the barrel. It features a Vermeil overlay, which shows no signs of gold plate loss or significant scratching. The pen has no monograms or personalizations on the cap or barrel. This 144 measures 5 3/8" in length when capped and 6" when posted.
I removed the ink converter filling system and ultrasonically cleaned the internal components. I also tested the ink converter with water and it fills correctly. The Ink Converter Filling System is functioning properly as intended.
The Montblanc NIB is an 18K/750 Bi-Color NIB. The 18K Montblanc NIB likes to write with a very smooth "wet" line. The nib has a medium point measuring roughly .86mm when measured with digital calipers. When creating a writing sample, the NIB writes with a fine to medium stroke/line. The writing sample provided in the image has the fine stroke measuring at .58mm with light pressure and the medium stroke at .84mm with medium to firm pressure when measured with digital calipers. The writing sample was done with the actual pen in the images listed for sale. The writing sample was used by dipping the NIB in Montblanc Blue Ink.
Obtaining one of these Montblanc 144 Ramses II fountain pens in today's market can be quite challenging. This writing instrument is in exceptional condition and would easily be graded as Excellent to Near Mint. Not only does it look fantastic, but it also writes incredibly well, making it a valuable addition to any writing arsenal collection.