Metropolitan Museum of Art Elizabethan Armor Fountain Pen
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Elizabethan Armor Fountain Pen is designed from the brilliantly shining armor of George Clifford Third Earl of Cumberland (1558-1605). This gold-plated pen interprets his richly embellished armor, which was forged in the Royal Workshops at Greenwich and is remarkably well preserved some five centuries later. It featured Elizabeth Tudor’s insignia (two E’s mirroring each other), the Tudor rose, and the fleur-de-lis, which was then part of the English coat of arms.
Clifford was made the Queen’s Champion in 1590; the design of these pens, with brass barrel and cap, is adapted from his splendid armor in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. The fountain pen features a 24K gold-plated steel nib.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Elizabethan Armor Fountain Pen Features:
- Gold-plated pen interprets the richly embellished armor of George Clifford
- Brass barrel is adapted from Clifford’s armor in the Museum's collection
- Features Elizabeth’s insignia, the Tudor rose and the fleur-de-lis
- Medium point 24K gold-plated steel nib
- Cartridge or converter fill