Rare Antique Vintage SWAN Mabie Todd Lapis Lazuli Ring Topped Fountain Pen 14k Gold Broad Italic Nib (Serviced, Very Good Condition)

£275.00

Antique Swan Mabie Todd Lever Filled Fountain Pen

Lapis Lazuli with Gold Cap Bands & Ring Top Tassie

Made in New York circa 1900’s

14k Gold Swan Nib - BROAD ITALIC 

Lever Filled Fountain Pen: serviced and ready to write

 

Overview

 A stunning rare Mabie Todd fountain pen, dated c1918 in beautiful lapis lazuli with gold trim and a ring top tassie

The pen has a beautiful Swan '2 H' nib, upon which is engraved the Swan Logo which surrounds the breather hole so elegantly

The nib is a broad and wet Italic, a real delight! 

 

Condition

The fountain pen is in very good condition.

 

Restoration

The pen has been taken apart, cleaned, polished and fitted with a new ink sac

 

Imperfections 

There are no major imperfections to note, no chips cracks or engravings

It shows the usual signs of wear and use for a pen of its age, some minor brassing to the gold trim, and there is some slight swelling to the material sounding the lever bar, nothing to detract from the functioning or overal aesthetic

Otherwise a stunning gleaming clean pen, in superb writing order - ready to provide another 100 years or service 

 

Writing Style

The 14k Gold Nib has been tuned and writes beautifully - a broad wet Italic! 

It lays down plenty of ink and flexes beautifully. 

Please take a look at the writing sample in the photo gallery

This is a truly rare and lovely nib 

 

Measurements:

Length Capped: 111mm

Length Uncapped: 99mm
Length Posted: 137mm 

 

Barrel Diameter: 10mm

Weight: 9g