A fine sterling silver dip pen set of pen and pencil by William Neale, a prominent Birmingham jeweller established in 1850. The set has Birmingham hallmarks for 1892.
The set is in the original case. The pen takes standard dip pen nibs and the pencil uses 1.5mm leads. The pen is 15.9 cm long and the matching pencil 14.9cm. The set is in excellent condition
More information about William Neale & Sons:
Silversmith William Neale & Sons & The Birmingham Jewellery Quarter
The firm was established by William Neale in 1850 in the heart of Birmingham's jewellery quarter. It was during this time that small to medium sized purpose built jewellery factories were erected at Warstone Lane to meet the increased demand for jewellery in the mid-nineteenth century. Today Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter still houses artisans but is also a fashionable place to live in the centre of the city.
William Neale's mark was entered at the Birmingham assay office in April 1862 and at the Chester assay office in September 1882. Later the firm was known as William Neale & Sons to acknowledge the partnership of William Neale senior, William Neale is noted for producing small to medium sized items crafted from sterling silver - cigarette and vesta cases, vanities, dressing table accessories and cased vanity sets. Ornate silver and oak picture frames, condiment sets, florid Art Nouveau pieces which include magnificent silver serving trays and nurses belt buckles. In 1942 the firm was absorbed by William Suckling. Pieces by both Neale and Suckling are still sought after today.
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