Size: Length - 4 3/8 inches capped; 5 1/8 inches posted.
I do not often see pens from this French manufacturer in the UK, so this is quite a good find. Both items are in excellent condition. The only thing I would mention is that the fountain pen nib has a ripple in the left-hand tine. This is not unusual in a vintage pen, especially one with a soft nib like this one as the soft nibs are a bit more delicate than the stiffer nibs. This set has all gold filled trim, with the caps and barrels made from a very attractive grey casein with black intrusions of a type that I have seen on some Burnham pens and pencils so it is possible that this pen was made by Burnham. I know some were made by Conway Stewart, but this is not one of those.
The cap has a gold filled top button with a pocket clip that is somewhat arrow-shaped - probably just enough unlike a Parker clip to not attract a lawsuit! At the cap lip is a wide and narrow band. This is a button filled pen - you unscrew the blind cap at the end of the barrel and below is the original black filling button. On the barrel is a very good crisp and large imprint. The nib is made from 18ct gold and in a fine point.
This is a propel-repel pencil that works by twisting the gold filled point. The short cap unscrews and there is a lead storage area below. I have installed a fresh 1.18mm lead into the mechanism and it is all ready to go.
I have fully serviced this set, and both pieces work perfectly. The nib writes with a good wet line that has a little tooth, as many flexible and semi-flexible nibs do. It is, I would say, semi-flexible and will give you some very attractive line width variation from a fine to a good generous broad with very little effort.