This is such a small dainty dipping pen from the late 1800’s. Overall size is 5 ½” in length with the handle of piece made from Mother of Pearl. I didn’t clean the pen, I will leave it up to you. I think it has more character when you leave it in the condition you found it. Other than that it is in very good condition for being over 100 years old. One can feel the history when you hold this piece.