Friday, June 14, 2013

A very special overlay

Even though they were manufactured in large quantities, filigree overlays required a great deal of hand work. Still, it is notable how minor the variations are from example to example -- and how rarely one finds a truly custom-made specimen. This pen is a Heath Tribune, a known model with a gold filled overlay identical to that supplied to Parker for its #16 pens. The cap overlay on this particular pen, however, was specially made to incorporate a monogram into the filigree pattern. Coincidentally, my friend Luiz recently acquired a very similar Parker 16, also with a monogram worked into the cap filigree pattern.

2 comments:

Luiz Leite said...

Another real beatiful pen , David.
I have also a Heath Tribune with a corrugated abalone barrel with a VV clip exactly like a Parker #15. You can have a look at it in my blog.
Best.
Luiz

Lito Apostolakou said...

A wonderful pen!