Antique The Pen Is The Tongue Of The Mind Fountain Pen Tray, Miguel De Cervantes
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Antique The Pen Is The Tongue Of The Mind Fountain Pen Tray, Miguel De Cervantes:
The item up for offers is a fabulous antique silver plated pen rest tray by the James W. Tufts Company of Boston, Massachusetts. It features a raised relief design of an antique fountain pen along with the quote, The [Pen] is the Tongue of the Mind. The quote is from the renowned Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes of Don Quixote fame. The tray has a ruffled edge and is signed on the bottom James W. Tufts, Boston, Warranted Quadruple Plate, 2861. This pen rest would be a great addition to any literary artifact or fountain pen collection, have some fun and offer!
The condition is fair to good antique. It has age appropriate wear and tear including scratches, scuffs, scrapes, small dents, and dings. The silver plating has a deep age darkened patina. It has a very minor twist so it doesn't quite sit flat. All in all it presents well, shows authentic age, and is a great display piece. The pictures are the best indicator as to condition, please use the zoom feature and check them out.
It's about 8 1/2” long and 3 1/4” wide.
(Note: measurements are approximate)
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