Silver Fountain Pen

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Silver Fountain Pen

Postby Jacol » Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:50 am

Some weeks ago I bought in Paris small silver fountain pen. Since then I am trying to learn more about my tiny ringtop. I found silver hallmarks on it but I am not able to identify who created my pen. I would really appreciate if you could help me to reveal its mystery...


So... I found a shape wich looks like:


I found out that it "shows" Paris.

And now the hardest part - the mark that i wasn't able to identify. I couldn't take picture so I created a copy of this mark and it looks like that:


PLZ help,

Best regards,


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Postby JAKJO » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:14 am

Welcome to the forum Jacol,

I can´t help you with the Paris maker's mark PA with the cross of Lorraine.

The boar’s head (tête de sanglier), the mark of the Paris Assay Office, indicating a fineness of 800 or higher on small articles (such as pens and jewelry). The mark was in use from 1838 to 1961.

Best regards/JAKJO
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Postby Jacol » Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:25 am

In fact that kind of pen was really popular between 1920 and 1930. Such a pens were called "ringtop" becuse they have small ring on the top an they were generally carried on a ribbon or chain around ladies neck.
I found some people that were using cross of Lorraine as a mark but I can not find any info about them...

K.Fres - la croix de Lorraine - 1898 Kneppert (frêres)
G.C. - une croix double de Lorraine 1886 - Chevalier, Gustave
G.F. - une croix de Lorraine 1888/1922 - Falguière, Gabriel

... that's all that I have found so far and keep searching.

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Postby admin » Sat Jun 27, 2009 11:29 am

There is one named Amédée Petré who used this cross, however his mark is AP not PA. Worked in Paris 1880-1906.
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