Art Deco Wahl Eversharp Doric Desk Set w/ Inlaid Base
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Sold Date: 08/21/2008
Channel: Online Auction
1930's Wahl-Eversharp Kashmir Doric Fountain Pen Desk Set with Unusual Three Stone Inlay, White Onyx, Green Onyx, and Black Slate SquaresOffered for sale is a beautiful and unusual Wahl-Eversharp Kashmir (Green and Black Pyralin) Doric fountain pen desk set. The pen is quite nice with the triangle shaped filigree band, but the base is what sets this set apart. The use of the three colors to create the interlocking squares and rectangles is quite attractive, and high art deco design. The pen holder is a solid black doric holder with matching triangle filigree pattern. The desk base has one very tiny "flea bite" on the right side. This can more easily be felt than seen and is mentioned only for the sake of accuracy. The white rectangle on the left side of the holder has a line across it. It is not a crack, damage, but a natural part of the onyx, again mentioned only for the sake of accuracy. This is the only desk base in this pattern that I have ever seen, but is very definitely an original Wahl-Eversharp design as I have seen other bases with the same colors, just used differently. This piece is quite striking and has gotten a lot of attention while sitting on my desk. The Kashmir Doric pen is in very nice condition with no scratches or cracks. The very bottom of the pen, just above the section has a very slight brownish color beneath the green and black. This only involves about 1/4". The taper shows no signs of wear and t is no brassing on the gold filled trim. The pen measures 7 9/16" from tip to tip and approximately 1/2" in diameter. The nib is 14K and marked Eversharp Flexible Made in USA. The nib and feed are correct for a Doric, and not a later Skyline replacement as is often seen. I do not store pens with ink sacs in them, however I will be happy to install a new sac if the high bidder requests. The pen has been thoroughly cleaned and does write properly with a slight toothiness to the fine flexible nib. Please do not hesitate to ask questions. I will answer them ASAP. I will ship this item within the U.S. by Priority Mail and will ship worldwide by USPS First Class International, unless the final bidder requests another shipping option. I prefer PayPal, but will accept personal check or Money Order. Item will ship after funds have cleared, approximately 10 days .
Please see my other auctions, as I will be listing many fountain pens, desk sets, ballpoint pens, and other writing instrument ephemera in the next couple of weeks.
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