This is a beautiful sterling silver writing set, with swirly repousse decoration. It is made up of a dip pen and a mechanical pencil with Mother of Pearl handle that is also a short letter opener. They come in a velvet covered box, with satin interior. The box lid lifts off. Both silver pieces are marked Sterling. There are no other marks. This set came to us as a complete set, and it appears that both pieces have rested in this box for some time given the indentations in the satin. However, the repousse designs on each piece are different. They do look beautiful together.
SIZE: The box measures 8 1/8 inches long, by 2 1/8 inches wide and about 1 inch tall. The dip pen (without nib) is 6 1/4 inches long. The pencil is 4 7/8 inches long.
CONDITION: The silver is in excellent condition, with no cracks or dents. There is a nib in the pen, which is rusted. We are not able to remove the nib from the pen and don’t want to force it.