Size: Pen with Taper - 6 3/4 inches; Base 8 inches by 4 inches.
This beautiful desk set is No. 1316 of a limited edition of 5000 sets manufactured by Royal Doulton for Sheaffer. Although it unfortunately does not have its original box, it remains undamaged and in near-pristine condition.
A very special Imperial style desk pen in pure white lacquer. The pen is fitted with a tapeR with the Sheaffer white dot near the end. It is a cartridge/converter pen - the barrel unscrews to allow the fitting of a standard Sheaffer ink cartridge or a standard Sheaffer ink converter. The nib is one of Sheaffer's superb inlaid nib made from 14 carat gold and in a medium point.
The ceramic base, made by Royal Doulton ha an off-white glaze and has been had decorated with black and gold lines and with two little floral designs either side of the trumpet. The base has four green felt feet and on the underside is the limited edition label that shows this is set no. 1316. The trumpet is gold plated.
I have fully serviced this set. The nib is very smooth and writes superbly as these inlaid nibs tend to do. It produces a good wet and medium width line.
A very unusual set - I probably will not get another for a very long while.