The Swan Pen
With its original metal fixtures and braided hanging rope still in place. This example is rare not only due to its condition and form but simply because of its size standing 40 inches tall.
A rare example of an early-20th century American shop advertising display. In the form of an oversized hand-crafted wooden pen with brass tip.
The company originated in America from the beginnings during the 1860s when a Mr. Todd and a Mr. Mabie began making pencil cases and pen holders in New York. Later they were joined by the Bard Brothers who made Gold nibs and by 1873 the company of Mabie Todd and Bard were established in New York.
Size in inches: H 40” x W 2.5” x D 2.5”
Completely solid in structure, aged surface as shown with a deep natural patina. The wooden painted surface is scuffed in areas, the metal surface is rusted and aged as shown. The House of Antiques specialise in decorative antiques, items that average over 100 years old, please bare this in mind when purchasing items from us.
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