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QUILL SLIP HOLDERS, EARLY & ‘FEATHER’ PENS

  

EARLY PENS & COMBOs

UB capped ‘Bion’ fountain pen & porte crayon, circa 1768, 18+ Gold & mother of pearl, gold nib with Paris hallmark for 1768 - 1774, 5 5/8" closed, pristine condition,  0651.jpg (5/27/00 Feldman Lot 20502, ex Gerald Sattin collection; illustrated Winter 1997 (vX#3) The Pennant p.5 fig. 6;  and  Sattin "A Loan Collection" # ?).

 

Scheffer / Roboson fountain pen, 1824, sterling, 4 ¾” closed, “ W.ROBINSON & Co  PATENTEES / LONDON / 3193” “WR” London “i” hallmark, 0674.jpg (see Finlay, pp.164 – 165 #s 263, 264 & 265a)

 

UB capped dip pen, circa 1775, 18+ Gold & Sharkskin, cornelian capstone carved with head, 5 3/8" closed, excellent/pristine condition,  0501.jpg

 

UB French capped dip pen (& possibly porte crayon), circa late 18th century, marine ivory 18+ Gold trim & silver nib (with hallmark), 4 3/8" closed, excellent condition,  1030.jpg

 

 

UB French capped dip pen, circa late 18th century, Marine Ivory 18+ Gold trim & nib, 4 3/8" closed, excellent condition,  0903.jpg

 

UB French capped dip pen, circa late 18th century, Marine Ivory 18K+ gold trim &  nib, 6 1/2" closed, excellent condition,  0982.jpg

 

UB French capped dip pen, circa late 18th century, Marine Ivory 14 K gold nib, 4" closed, excellent – (chipped cap) condition,  1052.jpg

 

 

 

UB French dip pen / porte crayon combo, circa 1800, 18+ Gold with silver decoration, (single screw mechanism exposing either pen or pencil), 5 3/8" closed, excellent condition,  0652.jpg

 

 

UB French combo porte crayon/silver pen, silver pen & silver porte crayon circa late 18th century married with a 19th century silver holder, French control marks of a scallop shell on pen, 3” long,  excellent condition, 1037.jpg  (7/27/06 Bloomsbury Auction lot #15)

 

 

UB French combo porte crayon/bramah  (single slider),  circa 1810s, 18+ K Gold & enamel, hand engraved with flowers,  3 5/8", excellent condition with small enamel losses, 0380.jpg

 

‘Bramah’ cut quill handle, late 18th/early 19th century, wood double ended quill handle of the type describe in Joseph Bramah’s 1809 English patent #3260, excellent condition (contained in shagreen pennder #1033), 1033b.jpg

 

 

Samuel Pemberton double ended porte crayon/pen combo, 1794, Sterling, 4 ¾” closed, engraved initials ‘FT’, "SP" Birmingham hallmark "W", excellent- condition (dings), 0493.jpg (12/5/05 Fellows & Sons auction, lot 1346)

 

 

W.W  porte crayon/dip pen combo, 1807, Sterling, seal cap, 4 3/8", "W.W" London hallmark, excellent condition (light dings), 0468.jpg

 

UB  porte crayon/pen combo, circa 1807, Sterling, seal cap, 3 1/2", excellent condition  0669.jpg  (see 0468.jpg above for a near identical, but larger, piece)

 

 

 

UB porte crayon / quill holder combo , circa late 18th/early 19th century, Silver (probably London made),  3 1/8" closed, excellent condition,  0434.jpg

 

 

 

UB Sterling Reproduction of  a bion fountain pen manufactured in the 1820's by Wm Cowan of Richmond Virginia for Thomas Jefferson (TJ initials on cap)  0615.jpg

 

 

Doughty Perpetual Ruby-Pointed Pen, circa 1825, 18+ Gold, tortoiseshell and gold and MOP pique,  nib engraved "Doughty Fecit" nib holder engraved "WILSON", 5 1/4" closed (6/15/01 Bonhams Lot 23, 5/27/00 Feldman Lot 20487, ex Gerald Sattin collection; illustrated Finlay , p. 171 #s 284 & 284a and  Sattin "A Loan Collection" # 65.

 

Gillott dip pen, 1856, Ivory & Silver, "JOSEPH GILLOTT [/] PEN MAKER [/] TO THE QUEEN [/] No 903  [/] REGISTERED [/] 31st MAY [/] 1856" 5 7/8, excellent condition but missing bottom of nib holder assembly, 0522.jpg

 

 

Gillott dip pen, 1856, Wood  & Silver Metall , "JOSEPH GILLOTT [/] PEN MAKER [/] TO THE KING [/] No 826  [/] REGISTERED [/] 31st MAY [/] 1856" engraved Royal Warrant  5 7/8, excellent condition, 0645.jpg

 

UB handmade quill,  1832, beads and thread, “4-P  1832”,  8”, excellent condition (some unraveling), 0629.jpg

 

 

 

UB handmade quill,  circa 1830s, beads and thread, “Love”,  8”, excellent condition (some unraveling), 0643.jpg

 

UB handmade pen holder,  circa 1875, feather with hand painted followed & pasted paper figure, “Love”,  13”, excellent condition  1026.jpg

 

 

UB dip pen, circa 1840s, Ivory, Silver, guilloche engraved, 6 1/4", excellent condition, 0592.jpg

 

UB (French) dip pen, circa 1840s, Sterling with Agate shaft, fleur de lis hand engraving, French hallmark, 7 1/2", excellent condition, 0524.jpg

 

UB (French) dip pen with Mallat nib, circa 1840s, Sterling with Agate shaft,  nib engraved “MALLAT / BREVETE” 7 1/2", excellent condition, 0664.jpg

 

Francis Mordan barrel gold nib on ivory shaft, circa mid 19th century,  14K gold & Ivory, "F. MORDAN / [crown] / LONDON / 73485", excellent with a repaired split,  7” , 0655.jpg

 

Francis Mordan barrel gold nibt, circa mid 19th century,  14K gold , "F. MORDAN / [crown] / LONDON / 10   6775", excellent, 1051.jpg

 

 

Rawlings & Summers, prize dip pen with integrated nib, circa 1844, Gilt (Sterling) "The Governors of Christ Hospital  to Wm Hopton Handfield for Eminence in Penmanship the Prize" 1844 "k" London hallmark & "CR/WS (Charles Rawlings & William Summers)" makers mark, 28 May 1845, excellent condition ,  with fitted case, 0610.jpg

 

Mahala Jago, prize dip pen with integrated nib, 1839, Gilt (Sterling) "The Governors of Christ Hospital  to Tho  Miller for Eminence in Penmanship the Prize 26 Nov 1839" rubbed letter London hallmark (early Victoria tax head) & "MJ” (Mahala Jago, wife of either John Jago or his son James) makers mark, excellent condition save for broken tine, 0640.jpg

UB quill slip holder, circa 1861, silver feather, 9 ½” long, “El Real Monasteio De Las Huelgas de Burgos en 1861”  0639.jpg

 

Ivan P. Khlebnikov (Russian) quill slip holder, circa late 19th century, silver feather, 11” long, St. Petersburg Hallmarks, Khlebinkov Makersmark, engraved with initials,  0641.jpg

 

LG ) dip pen, circa 1958, silver feather, 9” long, London – c, LG ) - makers mark “Ewart Simmonds / W.S. Crawford Ltd / ‘Worlds Press News’ Copwriting Awards 1958”,  0649.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

QUILL SLIP HOLDERS

 

BRAMAH

Bramah  quill slip holder (bramah), circa 1815, Mother of Pearl & 15K gold,  "J. BRAMAH PATENT"  5 3/4", excellent condition,  0630.jpg

 

Bramah  quill slip holder (bramah), circa 1820, Tortoise  & silver,  "J. BRAMAH LONDON"  5 7/8", excellent condition,  0631.jpg

 

Bramah  quill slip holder (bramah), circa 1820, wood & silver,  "J. BRAMAH PATENT"  6", excellent condition,  0654.jpg

 

 

BUTLER

Butler  quill slip holder, circa 1840 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant), Ivory holder,   engraved "BUTLER & Co LONDON’  7", excellent condition,  0648.jpg

 

HALSTAFF

Halstaff quill holder, circa 1825 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant), 18+ Gold crown, Sterling nib holder with sharkskin shaft, fancy hand engraved, 7 3/4", "HALSTAFF", excellent condition but possible break in shaft under sharkskin, (see Finlay p. 126 #129b)  0507.jpg

 

MORDAN

Mordan  quill slip holder, circa 1835 (bramah), Ivory holder,   engraved "S. Mordan's"  5 1/2", excellent condition,  0621.jpg

 

Mordan  quill slip holder, circa 1835 (bramah), Ivory holder,   engraved "S. Mordan &Co"  5 1/2", excellent condition,  0637.jpg

 

 

Mordan  quill slip holder, circa 1840 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant), Ivory holder,   engraved "S. Mordan's" 6 1/2", excellent condition except missing interior tongue,  0633.jpg

 

Mordan quill slip holder, circa 1840   (‘Longmore’ bramah variant) , Sterling  & Mother of Pearl, "S. MORDAN & Co", "6 1/4", excellent condition, 632.jpg

 

Mordan quill slip holder, circa 1840   (‘Longmore’ bramah variant) , Sterling  & Ivory, "S. MORDAN & Co", Ivory inscribed "Lilian"6 5/8", excellent condition , (Bonhams 10/6/00 lot #24) 0613.jpg

 

Mordan quill slip holder, circa 1840   (‘Longmore’ bramah variant) , Sterling  & Ivory, 6 ¾” "S. MORDAN & Co", Ivory inlaid and painted with flower & bird scene (inlay carnelians and mop) , excellent -  condition (missing some inlay) 0683.jpg

 

 

Mordan quill slip holder, circa 1842, silver, turquoise, ivory shaft,  ivory impressed "S. Mordan / AUGT 3, 1842 / No. 1390" 5 7/8", excellent condition (but stain at top & nomenclature weak), (lot 31, Bonhams 5/5/00),  0597.jpg

 

Mordan quill slip holder, circa 1842, silver, ruby, ebony shaft,  ebony impressed "S. Mordan", 5 7/8", excellent condition but repair to cuff, (this was sold without repair at Bonhams in 12/00 or early '01),  0616.jpg

 

MOSLEY

Mosley quill slip holder, circa 1835 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant) , Ebony holder engraved "Mosley London"  6 3/4", excellent condition,  0620.jpg

 

PERRY

Perry quill slip holder (bramah), circa 1830, Silver holder, wood shaft & silver knob at top, silver holder engraved “PERRY’S  HOLDER / FOR THE /  PERRYIAN PENS”  5 1/4", excellent condition,  0653.jpg

 

 

RIDDLE

Riddle quill slip holder, circa 1838 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant)  , Ivory, holder engraved "G. Riddle London"  6", excellent condition,  0617.jpg

 

Riddle quill slip holder, circa 1838 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant)  , Ivory & silver (barley corn pattern), holder engraved "G. Riddle London"  6 1/8", excellent condition,  0635.jpg

 

Riddle quill slip holder, circa 1838 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant)  , Mother of Pearl & silver (ribbed pattern), pulls apart  engraved "G. Riddle London"  7 1/8", excellent condition,  0636.jpg

 

Riddle quill slip holder, circa 1838 (‘Longmore’ bramah variant), Quill shaft, silver holder  engraved "G. Riddle London", carnelian cap stone engraved with arm holding arrows   6", excellent condition, (6/15/01 Bonhams lot 28),   0623.jpg

 

SHELTON

(Shelton) quil slip holder, circa 1840 (Longmore’ bramah variant, Bone carved with lilly & silver, 6 ¾”, excellent condition (purchased by Jim Marshall from Shelton family collection), 0634.jpg

 

UNBRANDED

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), 18+ Gold & enamel with octagonal cairngorm shaft, turquoise capstone, 5 1/2", excellent/pristine condition but some enamel chipping, (see Finlay p. 125 # 126a ) 0502.jpg

 

UB (French) quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), 18+ Gold with  cairngorm shaft, carngorm capstone engraved in reverse “VIVE LA JOIE“, 6 1/2", excellent/pristine condition  (pictured in Finlay p. 125 # 126a ) 0658.jpg

 

UB (French) quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), 18+ Gold with  agate shaft, citrine capstone, 6 1/2", excellent/pristine condition  (see Finlay p. 125 # 126a ) 0660.jpg

 

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), 18+ Gold & turquoise with cairngorm shaft, bloodstone capstone, 5", excellent/pristine condition but some stones, (see Finlay p. 125 # 126a)  0503.jpg

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), floral engraved silver with bloodstone shaft and cap stone, , 6", excellent condition,  1044.jpg

 

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), silver with coral agate shaft, angled carnelian cap stone engraved with wrist and fist, 5 3/4", excellent condition,  0626.jpg

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), silver with coral agate shaft, cairngorm cap stone, 5 3/4", excellent condition,  0691.jpg

 

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), silver with agate shaft, citrine capstone, 6", excellent condition,  0663.jpg

 

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), silver with coral agate shaft, cairngorm cap stone, 5", excellent condition,  0657.jpg

 

UB (French?) quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), brass with coral agate shaft, 4 1/4", excellent condition,  0681.jpg

 

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1840s (bramah), 10K with nailsea glass shaft, 7 ½”, pristine condition,  0664.jpg

 

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), Ivory (tip of taper screws off) sterling nib holder, climbing vine pattern,  6 1/2", excellent condition,  (Bonhams, 10/6/00 lot 19)  0611.jpg

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1835 (bramah), bone shaft, sterling nib holder, spiral pattern,  8 1/4", excellent condition,   0662.jpg

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), Ivory, 5 1/8", excellent condition,  0504.jpg

 

UB quill yy

UB (continental) quill slip holder, circa 1825 (bramah), Sterling, wave engraved, continental hallmark, Cairngorm capstone, 5 3/8", excellent condition,  0505.jpg

UB bramah dip pen, circa 1830, silver, carved initials seal, 5 3/4", excellent condition,  0638.jpg

 

UB bramah dip pen, circa 1830, silver with a ‘dragon’ tapper, 6 ½”, excellent – (bramah dinged) condition, (note: this may be a marriage)  0642.jpg

 

UB bramah dip pen, circa mid/late 19th century, silver and quill, 8 ½”, excellent condition,  0647.jpg

 

 

 

UB (French?) quill slip holder, circa 1840 (bramah), brass, silver over brass shaft, 6", excellent condition,  0509.jpg

 

UB(French)  bramah dip pen, circa 1830, brass, painted shaft, 6 1/4", good condition,  0508.jpg

 

UB (Astley Set) quill slip holder, circa 1850 (bramah), silver with MOP shaft, 6", excellent condition,  0511.jpg

 

UB (Astley Set) pencil, circa 1850, silver with MOP shaft, 5", excellent condition,  0510.jpg

 

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1825 (spring ), Vermeil with coral agate shaft, fancy hand engraved, 6 5/8", excellent condition,  0506.jpg

 

UB quill slip holder, circa 1840, silver floral repouse (traces of possible gilt),  19th century repairs (pen was apparently crushed),  0612.jpg

 

UB calendar dip pen, circa 1850, silver color metal and bone shaft, “PATENT”, 6 ½”, excellent condition, 0650.jpg

 

 

 

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