The cap was placed on the back when writing, as should be done, so there are slight indications of that. The highly detailed photos were taken through a jewelers loup and magnifying glass, so please keep in mind that a spec of dust can look gigantic when you simply cannot see anything with your eye. For your interest I have included a brief history of the Montblanc company and the 149 pen below.
The company was founded in Hamburg, Germany, in 1906 by banker Alfred Nehemias and engineer August Eberstein. The name of the company was initially. Throughout prior history, and indeed up until 1959 when the Bic design made ball point pens affordable, a pen with an ink reservoir was the answer to dipping your quill or pen into a bottle of ink; which was slow, tedious, inefficient, and potentially very. The problem with the initial designs of fountain pens is that they did not have reliable reservoirs and would leak, the ink would dry out, and the reservoirs were small and needed constant refilling.
So Nehemias and Eberstein invented a pen with a system that would hold the ink without leaking, nor dry out, and it could hold enough ink for personal and business needs. The first real success was in 1909 with the Rouge et Noir (red and black) model with a red cap and black body. In 1910, the company became Montblanc, inspired by the highest peak of the Alps, indicating the most superior quality and craftsmanship. At first every Montblanc pen had a simple white tip, which evolved into the now classic white star. The first Montblanc to be branded a Meisterstück was produced in 1924.By 1929, the nibs were warranted and engraved with 4810. The 149 model was launched in 1952, and was reintroduced with a two color / triple-tone 18K nib about 1995. Montblanc continues to create magnificent versions of the 149 in precious metals and gemstones. In case youre wondering what the 149 means =. 1: Tier of pen, 1 - Montblancs top class - Meisterstück. Montblanc is now exclusively a top class luxury brand as they stopped production of all economy pens in 1992. The item "Montblanc Meisterstuck 4810 Fountain Pen 18k Gold 750 GENUINE" is in sale since Thursday, November 26, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "ritay2269" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation, Ukraine, Cayman islands.