Size: Length - 5 5/16 inches capped; 6 7/16 inches posted.
The classic Delta pen, this Dolce Vita is in the "medium" size, and in the classic orange and black configuration, with all sterling silver trims and an 18 carat gold rhodium plated nib. It is presented here in almost pristine condition in its original box. It has been used, but it is beautiful condition still. The pen has a large cap top button with a silver disc inset into the top which bears the Delta nib logo. The pocket clip narrows to the terminal which has a little roller on it to enable it to slip over a pocket easier. It is adorned with silver bands delineated by jet black resin resin bands. The wider silver "girdle" at the cap lip has some beautiful relief work, and also a hallmark to the rear. The barrel is made from Delta's beautiful marbled orange resin and the end of the barrel is slightly tapered in order that the cap can be posted easily and securely. The barrel unscrews to reveal the original ink converter, and alternatively, you can use a standard International sized ink cartridge in this pen. The large nib is in a medium point and is very nicely decorated.
The original box is also in very nice condition. It has a deep black velvet-like covering and pad with an orange flocked lid lining. The edges are metal bound. The orange outer slip case is also present, and this has some minor scuffing and wear to the corners and edges.
I dipped the nib to get the writing sample. It writes very well with a lovely wet and consistent medium width line.