This is an elegant antique dip pen with a retractable gold nib and a mother-of-pearl and gold handle. It is 5" long when closed, and came to us in this satin lined box with a spare nib and tweezers. The protective collar slides out over the pen tip. On the side of the gold portion is engraved "FAIRCHILD", and on the nib is "Leroy W. Fairchild, New York No.6". It is in great condition, possibly never used, no wear marks, dirt or scratches.