Elizabeth was on the throne, Shakespeare was on the stage – and George Clifford, the Third Earl of Cumberland (1558-1605), was a knight in brilliantly shining armor. Our 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 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 this pen, with a medium-weight brass barrel and snap cap is adapted from his splendid armor in the Metropolotian Museum’s collection.
Handsomely presented in a coordinated gift box. Uses the smooth writing Waterford Rollerball refills. One refill is included with the pen. Limited 1 Year Warranty.
Proceeds from the sale of this product are used to support The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dimensions: 5 5/16 inches inches long / 1/2 inches across Weight: about 1 oz (a medium weight pen)