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Auction archive: Lot number 298

Three Swan eyedroppers, sterling silver and gold-plated

Fine Pens
19 Jul 2018
Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
US$510
Auction archive: Lot number 298

Three Swan eyedroppers, sterling silver and gold-plated

Fine Pens
19 Jul 2018
Estimate
US$400 - US$600
Price realised:
US$510
Beschreibung:

Three silver and gold Swan eyedropper-filler fountain pens, comprising: Sterling silver repoussé snail and pansy pattern, slip-cap, dual cartouches (one with maker's insignia and patent details, the other with ownership initials in attractive Edwardian cursive). Broad point nib, slight flex. 133mm. Quite a lovely pen, pictured on p.165 of Lambrou's Fountain Pens of the World . Sterling silver Gothic pattern, slip-cap, cartouche beautifully inscribed in German blackletter script. Mabie Todd & Co. circle-vent nib, no flex. 130mm. Gold-plated repoussé snail pattern, screw-cap, cap ring engraved "Mizpah", tasteful inscription to cartouche. Mabie Todd & Co. circle-vent nib, slight flex. A charismatic little pen. The first pen generally excellent with some loss to silver on nib section; the second with cap dinged and some loss to silver on nib section; the third with small ding to cap ring and light brassing to endpiece.

Auction archive: Lot number 298
Auction:
Datum:
19 Jul 2018
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
Beschreibung:

Three silver and gold Swan eyedropper-filler fountain pens, comprising: Sterling silver repoussé snail and pansy pattern, slip-cap, dual cartouches (one with maker's insignia and patent details, the other with ownership initials in attractive Edwardian cursive). Broad point nib, slight flex. 133mm. Quite a lovely pen, pictured on p.165 of Lambrou's Fountain Pens of the World . Sterling silver Gothic pattern, slip-cap, cartouche beautifully inscribed in German blackletter script. Mabie Todd & Co. circle-vent nib, no flex. 130mm. Gold-plated repoussé snail pattern, screw-cap, cap ring engraved "Mizpah", tasteful inscription to cartouche. Mabie Todd & Co. circle-vent nib, slight flex. A charismatic little pen. The first pen generally excellent with some loss to silver on nib section; the second with cap dinged and some loss to silver on nib section; the third with small ding to cap ring and light brassing to endpiece.

Auction archive: Lot number 298
Auction:
Datum:
19 Jul 2018
Auction house:
PBA Galleries
1233 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
pba@pbagalleries.com
+1 (0)415 9892665
+1 (0)415 9891664
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