Rare Antique Vintage SWAN Mabie Todd Lapis Lazuli Ring Topped Fountain Pen 14k Gold Broad Italic Nib (Serviced, Very Good Condition)
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
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!
The fountain pen is in very good condition.
The pen has been taken apart, cleaned, polished and fitted with a new ink sac
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
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
Length Capped: 111mm
Length Uncapped: 99mm
Length Posted: 137mm
Barrel Diameter: 10mm