"Southern Decadence" 24K Gilded Dip Pen w/Antique Spencerian Gold Plated Nib, & Hand-made Wooden Box
Hello, and thank you for viewing my creations! All of my products are individually handcrafted to the highest standards of quality, craftsmanship, and artistry that I can provide. All of my dip pens are created from materials of exceptional quality that originate from all across the globe, with a lot of emphasis during the selection process placed on outstanding quality and beauty, as well as on environmental responsibility (which is also employed within my own studio workshop as well: my studio workshop operates on 100% solar power at this time, and more than 50% of the packaging materials used here are reclaimed/reused from shipments that came in to me at some point).
Included in this listing: One Hand-Turned Dip Pen, One Antique Spencerian brand, Gold Plated, "Dome Point" Nib, & One Hand-crafted Wooden Box, pictured. The Pen and the Box are unique, individually crafted items with serial numbers that are generated upon their completion, and recorded in a master registry that is maintained in my studio. A certificate, including a photo of the items as well as their serial numbers, is included with your purchase.
Pen Serial Number: 20185870505-c93
Original Design, Hand Turned Straight Dip Pen.
Dimensions: 12 Inch long x 0.4 inch grip x 0.57 inch widest x 0.2 smallest x 0.8 ounce.
Composition (from left to right in the primary photo): An Arizona Desert Ironwood Grip, Tagua Nut and Bloodwood Accent Rings & 24K Gold trim, one Hand-crafted "Laytonmade" Glass Bead, 24K Gold Gilding (5+ layers) laid over solid American Poplar, and one real 0.25 ct natural/untreated red African Ruby in the Tail/End.
Finishes: Natural, Hand Made Clear Lacquer on the Woods with a Museum Grade Wax Polish, and a Clear Acrylic Guilder's coating on the 24K Gold Gilding.
Box Serial Number: B7-505-C6
Original Design Box in Hand-Crafted Solid Woods.
Dimensions: 1.25 Inches wide x 1.5 inches High x 14.75 inches long x 5.5 ounces.
Composition: Canadian Birdseye Maple (Top & Bottom), 60 year old inventoried North Louisiana Walnut (Front and Back), & Peruvian Walnut (Sides), Solid Brass Hardware.
Finishes: Natural, Hand Made Clear Lacquer on the Woods with a Museum Grade Wax Polish.
The removable, Gold Plated, Antique Spencerian brand Nib appearing in the photo of this pen for this listing (inserted in the pen) is included with the Pen and the Box as part of this purchase; it is in unused, mint condition, though it is over 100 years old.
These Hand-crafted items were Completed on 5 May 2018
(Serial Number/Photo Certificates Included)
This item is in stock and will be shipped within one to two business days of your purchase. All of my items are shipped via USPS priority domestic service within the USA, and via USPS standard international service for non-domestic/non-USA orders. Some expedited services may be available upon prior inquiry – please let me know if you need special services prior to placing your order to ensure that they are available for your needs. I offer a flat rate shipping rate that is usually lower than the actual shipping cost, but I am always happy to combine shipping costs for multiple items, and issue refunds to adjust your shipping cost to reflect the actual cost; it is not my intention or desire to make additional profits from shipping charges. If your order is an international order, please ensure that you are familiar with any special customs requirements or fees that may be specific to your delivery location; I will cover the basic customs fees and requirements imposed by the USA to ship my products abroad, but you will be responsible for any additional fees or tariffs that may be imposed upon your order by your own country or its authorized agents. *All items that I ship are insured against loss or damage during the shipping process for the original cost of the purchased item, at no additional charge.
About my pens: From the very first pen that I turned, my pens have been individually numbered in sequence as they have been completed; all the pens I've shipped have included signed certification/documentation bearing their unique serial number, and other details specific to each individual pen from my lathe (since 2015, these certificates have included photo documentation as well). No two pens I've made are ever exactly alike since they are individually turned (not mass produced), and since I've never used any fixed templates or exact measurements in the turning process - the design of each pen occurs organically on the lathe as the wood or woods reveal as each layer is peeled away - and subject to my moods, thoughts joggling around inside my head, and my particular perspective at the time that I sit at my lathe to work on a project. This all adds up to a unique and original pen creation every single time, and it is one that can never be exactly matched or reproduced by anyone.
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