With its delicate splendour and extravagant detail, the Patron of Art Edition Louis XIV recalls the interior decoration of the rooms and salons of Versailles, the court of the Sun King. The fine barrel made of vermeil – gold-plated 925 sterling silver – is encircled with a delicate flower pattern, inspired by the world-famous gardens of Versailles.
The hand-cut nib in 18-karat gold is captivating because of its carved heart-shaped hole and the delicately engraved bows, a typical fashion accessory in the court of the Sun King.
Louis XIV: the “dieudonné”, or “gift from God”. The Sun King. He is a historically controversial figure, but he is also universally recognised for his appreciation of the fine arts. Louis XIV founded numerous leading European cultural academies, took a personal interest in promising, talented artists and created an edifice that will always be associated with his name: the Palace of Versailles.