Yard-O-Led Victorian Viceroy Grand Fountain Pen 18k Gold Fine Nib

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Name: Yard-O-Led Victorian Viceroy Grand Fountain Pen 
Maker: Yard-O-Led, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Colour: Victorian Viceroy Finish 
Material: Solid Sterling Silver Hallmarked
Nib: 18k Gold Yard-O-Led Nib - Fine 
Filling System: Standard International Cartridge / Ink Converter 
Length: 147mm (full measurements below)
Condition: Excellent 

The Story 
Yard-O-Led have a long history dating back to 1934 producing silver jewellery and writing instruments in England, in particular their patented pencils which had the capacity to hold 12 3" leads - hence the name 'Yard O' Lead'. Yard O Led continue to produce sterling silver writing instruments by hand in Birmingham, UK

Yard-O-Led describe the Grand line as 'The ultimate writing instrument for the dedicated pen connoisseur. The Viceroy Grand has perfect balance and its imposing dimensions give it a sense of authority.' 

The Viceroy Grand Victorian is a masterpiece in silverwork. Each is hand finished with up to 3000 individual hammer strikes, giving this beautiful ornate Victorian patterning a truly hand crafted feel of the highest quality. 

This is a highly collectable pen, fully serviced, complete with box papers and standard international ink converter with 18k Fine nib

The Nitty-Gritty 
There are no major imperfections to note, no chips splits or engravings. 

There are some minor micro-scratches, marks and evidence of use on the cap and barrel and the clip is not quite flush to the cap, though it is not protruding overtly (2mm at most). The pen has clearly been used, but is overall a very nice clean example, fully serviced and ready to write. 

Ink Recommendations
Why not pair with a bottle of J Herbin ink? Blue Ocean or Rouge Hematite would make a wonderful compliment to this pen. 

Measurements
Length capped: 147mm
Length posted: N/A
Length uncapped: 142mm
Cap length: 63mm
Barrel diameter: 13mm
Cap diameter: 13mm
Weight: 25gms

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