A beautiful Waterman Taperite set in solid 14k gold from about 1948. Taperite pens are not very common in solid gold. Both pen and pencil are marked 14k and are nicely substantial in the hand, quite a bit weightier than the normal plastic and metal cap Taperite. The design of the clip and lever are still very much art deco.
The pen is 13.7cm closed, 16.8cm with the cap posted and 34g. The semi-hooded nib is a fine point, a very smooth and soft writer with well controlled feed.
The pencil is 13.2 cm and 30g, using 0.9mm leads.
The condition of the set is very good; the pen has just a couple of dings at the end of the barrel, the pencil none at all.
PRICE: £495 … plus postage:
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