BA123: Baoer Eight Horses.
Size: Length - 5 7/16 inches capped;
6 5/16 inches posted.
A lovely old stock Chinese pen. This is the
Eight Horses pen. Eight is a very lucky number to the chinese
so this pen is designed to bring luck to the owner. It is in
excellent and undamaged condition and has never been used. The cap
has a gold plated stud set in the domed black top button. Just
below this is a gold plated band imprinted with the manufacturer's
name, and a very nice fluted fold plated pocket clip. Near the
lip is a gold plated band. The end of the barrel narrows to allow
the cap to post very firmly. In the centre of the barrel is a
beautiful brushed and antiqued metal overlay with a relief decoration
of the eight horses in the pen's title. This is interspersed with
Chinese characters, and a decorated border top and bottom. The
section is slightly textured and bounded by gold plated bands either
side. The nib is partially gold plated and in a fine point.
I have fully serviced this pen. The nib
writes very smoothly
with a wet and fine width line.