Desktop Item: Carltonware For Parker Desk Pen Holder+pen
Stock number: 5815
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Condition: Very Good
This “Carltonware for Parker” desk pen holder was made in England c1930 to fashionably accommodate the Parker Duofold fountain pens of the period - however as you will see from the montage it will also accommodate a 1950's Parker 51 with taper barrel. The stand's function is to hold the pen upright in the central tulip on a desk without its cap and usual barrel whilst maintaining the ink flow for immediate use. The cap and barrel are placed in the stand's dished tray until you wish to take the pen elsewhere. At which point you unscrew the tulip and put the cap and barrel back on for transportation - leaving the taper barrel in the tulip for use the next time. You will see from the montage that the attractive design is a chinoiserie enamel decoration on a dark blue field with a gilt outline. Condition is very good. Note that the base baize has been replaced at some stage but the Carltonware branding is still crisp. Along the rear edge is the Parker logo. It measures 92mm wide x 155mm long x 30mm high. “Carltonware for Parker” deskpen holders are rare to come to market particularly in this condition. It is illustrated and sold with a black Parker 51 fountain pen with a medium nib, rolled gold cap, normal pen barrel and a taper barrel end.
Vintage Fountain Pens - ready to use today.
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