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Writing Instruments

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Faenza Maiolica Inkwell, late 15th century

Lot | Sotheby's

Formed as a quill, encrusted with seed pearls and emeralds, this extraordinary pen was presented on 13th June, 1867 to Prince Aleksander Gorchakov by the wives of St. Petersburg aristocrats to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his service at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

feather quill pen and ink set

1874 Sholes & Glidden

Feather Quills with Brass Ferrules

Vintage writing kit at its best.


Etoile de Montblanc Etoile Mystérieuse Fountain Pen. 18k gold nib, sterling silver barrel and cap, black lacquer set with 102 diamonds, silver-plated clip set with 43 diamonds, Montblanc diamond in cap top.

Montblanc Princesse Grace de Monaco Fountain Pen - Writing Instruments - - via

Quill and ink bottle. Link accompanies a good Wikipedia article on how quills are made and used.

Ancient Egyptian writing instruments.

Quill and ink.

Stylus and cuneiform.

Quill and ink.