Russian Metal Artworks

Dip pen

    Dip pen

    Russian Empire

    Last quarter of the 19th century

    Metal, malachite; mosaic, presswork, gilding

    Length 20.8 cm


    Dip pen, with cylindrical stem revetted with malachite, in openwork metal setting with intercepts and ornately shaped conical knob at the end. The setting is ornamented with relief curls; its lower part, including the shank (i.e. holder) and nib (pen), is smooth and free from decor.