Yard-O-Led Victorian Grand Barley Fountain Pen 14k Gold Fine Nib

£850.00

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Name: Yard-O-Led Viceroy Grand Barley Fountain Pen 
Maker: Yard-O-Led, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Colour: Barleycorn Finish 
Material: Solid Sterling Silver: Hallmarked
Nib: 18k Gold Yard-O-Led Nib - Fine 
Filling System: Standard International Cartridge / Ink Converter included
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.' 

This is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship and an heirloom pen which will last generations. Fully serviced, complete with box papers and standard international ink converter with an 18k gold fine nib.

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

There are some minor micro-scratches present, particularly around the grip section (see photo 2) and evidence of tarnishing as is usual with sterling silver, however this does not detract from the overall presentation of the pen which is stunning to behold. 

Ink Recommendations
Why not pair with a bottle of J Herbin ink? Blue Ocean or Kyanite Du Nepal 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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