The Statue of Liberty, a monumental statue commemorating the centenary of the American Declaration of Independence, was offered by France to the United States in 1886 as a gift to celebrate the friendship between the two countries.
The statue was created by the French sculptor Fredereic Auguste Bartholdi, with Alexandre Gustave Eiffel designing its metal structure. The French team working on the bronze statue and in charge of the construction and mounting finished their work in July 1884. After dismantling, it was sent to New York in 350 separate parts on the French fregate "Isere". The base, built by the Americans, was finished in April 1886 and the Statue of Liberty was inaugurated on October 28th, 1886 in front of thousands of spectators. It became a national American monument on October 15th, 1924.
Although initially created as an embodiment of international friendship, the Statue of Liberty gradually became known as the universal symbol of liberty and freedom.
S.T. Dupont has drawn its inspiration from this historical monument to create a unique collection, renewing the bonds of friendship between the Americans and people of France.
This special edition features sophisticated guilloche work evoking a modern day graphic interpretation of the statue. The Chinese lacquer inlay conjures up the monument's verdigris patina and is in sharp contrast to the brilliance of the platinum decor.
This particular pen is in new old stock condition, and is a very low number 007/350.