Metropolitan Museum of Art Elizabethan Armor Rollerball Pen
Take a trip back to the sixteenth century when you write with the Metropolitan Museum of Art Elizabethan Armor Rollerball Pen. Designed with the brilliantly shining armor of George Clifford Third Earl of Cumberland (1558 -1605) in mind, 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.
Metropolitan Museum of Art Elizabethan Armor Rollerball Pen Features:
- Gold-plated pen interprets the richly embellished armor of George Clifford
- Brass barrel and cap are adapted from Clifford's armor in the Museum's collection
- Features Elizabeth's insignia, the Tudor rose and the fleur-de-lis
- Size capped: 5 5/8 x 5/8 inches