An exquisite antique 19th century French 3 piece gilt bronze and engraved steel writer's set. Comprising of a letter opener, wax seal and calligraphy dip pen. The pre-stainless steel handles feature ornate floral engravings enhanced with gilt bronze mounts. The pen has a decorative terminal with a blank matrix on the seal and a Bramah style nib holder with the original ring to clip the hand cut quill nib in place. Wax seal is engraved with monogram of interlaced initials GA or AG. All housed in the original presentation box with two lidded compartments for extra nibs. In overall good antique condition with general wear and some discoloration to the steel commensurate with age. The box shows age related wear and is lacking one clasp at the front.
Letter opener is 7 5/8" length; Wax seal is 2 3/4"; Dip pen is 6" length. Box measures 8 3/8" x 2 3/4".
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