Size: Length - 5 5/8 inches capped; 5 13/16 inches posted.
A very striking black Chinese lacquer Olympio rollerball pen with all gold plated trim. This pen is in excellent condition with no damage at all that I can find. It looks to me like it has never actually been used. The "Lacque de Chine" covering the cap and barrel is very tough - once it has set it is as scratch resistant and as tough as tempered glass. The cap is fitted with an "over-the-top" military style pocket clip which is tightly sprung. On the side of the clip is the very finely engraved serial number of the pen and around the cap top "Lacque de Chine" along with the leaf that indicates natural Chinese lacquer. The forward part of the barrel is adorned with a very wide gold plated band with "S. T. Dupont - Paris" engraved in it. The cap pulls off to reveal a black gripping section with a gold plated point. This pen will accept S. T. Dupont rollerball refills or ballpoint refills. It is currently fitted with a ballpoint refill. The original box is also in excellent condition. It has a red leatherette outer and a cream coloured flocked inner. Also included is the separate red document folder which contains all the documentation you could hope for including the camel-coloured "Lacque Du Chine" pen pouch. The cardboard outer slipcase does have some staining to the top, but is otherwise also in excellent condition.