The wooden cone tells the story of his beloved estate, Yasnaya Polyana, home to many century-old trees among which Tolstoy chose to be buried. A malachite adorns the end of the cone as a reference to the legend of the green stick. When Leo was a small boy, his brother Nikolai told him that he possessed a secret that could make all men happy and end war and suffering. The secret was said to be written on a green stick and buried in the grounds of Yasnaya Polyana.
This story stayed with Tolstoy throughout his life, and in his old age he requested that his body be buried in a simple wooden coffin at the presumed site of the little green stick. The signature that adorns the section and his portrait embossed in the rhodium-plated 750 solid gold nib reinforce his enduring legacy, and his impact on human civilization through his monumental works. Pen comes still sealed in the original shrinkwrap. We use only high quality materials such as double wall cardboard boxes, extra large buble wrap, polypropylene packaging tape, pvc pipe with high resistance.The attached photographs are to be considered part of the description. We are at your disposal for any further information. We usually reply messages within the same day, but please allow do bear in mind that our time zone differences might cause a slight delay. The item "MONTBLANC Leo Tolstoy Writers Limited Edition 1604/1868 Fountain Pen M Sealed" is in sale since Thursday, January 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Pens & Writing Instruments\Pens\Fountain Pens\Montblanc". The seller is "erfobay" and is located in Paris. This item can be shipped worldwide.