What a lovely box set featuring a matching dip pen and letter opener that would make a very nice addition to any collection.
The carved mother of pearl letter opener with a gold wire wrap accent inserted in a carved spiral handle capped with a round ball. The letter opener measures just over 4 1/4" long.
The dip pen measures just over 6 1/4" long and features a carved spiral wrap MOP handle and the same inserted gold wire wrap capped with a ball cap. The grip of the pin is a nice etched spiral design. The nib on this looks to be in good condition, but I personally have not tested it. The nib is marked No 2 H.M. Smith & Co New York. The nib itself is unmarked with a gold content but is testing/reading 14K gold. I did not want to damage the nib for an acid test.
The case on this is original to the piece. The inner case elements where the pen and letter opener rest are in very good condition showing some lint and dust. The outer yellow fabric shows age appropriate wear & staining from storage and use.
The gold wire wraps, ball elements & grip are all gold filled. Assuming the nib acid tests (if you so choose) as 14K gold, it would predated the gold marking standards so I would estimated age on this bit as circa 1900.
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This item condition is overall very good condition.
This item will be shipped via USPS First Class Mail, fully insured and may require a signature at delivery.
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Tags: Antique dip pen, Dip pen letter opene, Gold dip pen, Mop dip pen, No 2 nib, Return, Sold, Used
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