Antique Victorian dip pen in shape of a horse's leg by E Faber USA
A wonderful rare antique Victorian dip pen in the shape of a horse's leg. The glowing wood has been finely hand carved. The collar is marked 'E Faber usa', the nib, with it's bent tip, is marked 'Imperial Pen co. Limited, Crown Series, No 20'. Dates post-1849.
Condition: The tip of the nib is bent. Marks of age and use to the metal parts. The wood is glowing and in great condition. There are no breaks, nicks or splinters. The loose metal round that holds the nib in place is present and apart from darkening of the metal in decent condition.
Size: 7-1/4 inches long
E. Faber, USA was the New York branch of the company of Faber-Castell, one of the world's largest and oldest manufacturers of pens, pencils, other office supplies (e.g., staplers, slide rules, erasers, rulers) and art supplies, as well as high-end writing instruments and luxury leather goods. It was set up in 1849 by Eberhard Faber, the younger brother of Lothar Castell. In 1900, after the marriage of Lothar's granddaughter with a cadet of the Counts of Castell, the A.W. Castell enterprise took the name of Faber-Castell and a new logo, combining the Faber motto, Since 1761, with the "jousting knights" of the Castells' coat-of-arms.
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